Illicit Drug Surveillance for Harm Reduction

By Dr. David Nash | November 12, 2021

U.S. drug overdose deaths have increased almost every year since 1999, with 2018 being the only year of a slight decline. The federal government’s drug policies targeted prescription opioids to address this issue. The thought was that the overprescription of prescription opioids was leading to diversion of those prescriptions from the prescribed patient into the […]

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Police’s data-driven fight against the drug epidemic

By Dr. David Nash | August 9, 2021

In the modern age of technology, it seems that successful businesses are more data-driven to optimize their earnings. Many departments in the public sector leverage data-driven approaches to solve problems that affect their citizens. Why can’t the same be done to enhance the way the U.S. is combating the drug epidemic? In the sciences, more […]

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The Need for Faster Police Drug Intelligence

By Dr. David Nash | July 1, 2021

It’s time to admit that the drug epidemic is completely out of control. The “war against drugs” has been endless, and the annual overdose death data over the last decade indicates that the U.S. is losing this war. Since 2014, overdose deaths in America have essentially DOUBLED from ~45,000 dead. Last year, a projected 90,000 […]

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The disconnect between Florida public officials and the drug epidemic

By Dr. David Nash | May 29, 2021

It’s always interesting to browse the company Twitter feed and see tweets made by our state’s public officials regarding anything related to the drug epidemic – I am mainly speaking about Florida legislators on both the state and federal level. Not all of them, but many of them. The drug epidemic has been a hot, […]

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Florida (and the U.S.) has a drug problem

By Dr. David Nash | May 26, 2021

The drug epidemic has drastically affected the entire U.S. over the last decade. In 2010, the number of drug overdose deaths in the country was a little over 38 thousand. In addition to the prevalence of the traditional drugs (i.e., cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, etc.), the rise of illicit fentanyl in the illegal drug market in […]

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