Heroin

Packages of syringes with needles sit next to portable sharps containers at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Inside Glide’s safe injection site simulation

Mayor London Breed and community members got a look at what a…

 

Naloxone, pictured, is a drug used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Overdose drug naloxone making an impact in SF as heroin use grows in visibility

It was an hour after midnight when two Mission District police officers…

 

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Solving intractable problems in an urban environment like the Tenderloin takes some…

 

Surveillance cameras, right, are mounted underneath a metal table with chairs bolted to the floor where addicts can inhale heroin fumes in a clinic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in…

Surveillance cameras, right, are mounted underneath a metal table with chairs bolted to the floor where addicts can inhale heroin fumes in a clinic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee faces criticism for opposing supervised injection facilities

From a needle exchange program to supporting the distribution of naloxone to…

Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A $400,000 “patient dumping” settlement with Nevada was approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

SF health officials warn of lethal, fake ‘Xanax’ circulating city streets

San Francisco health officials are warning residents about dangerous, counterfeit pills circulating…

A $400,000 “patient dumping” settlement with Nevada was approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Since the health department started using naloxone more than a decade ago, overdose deaths have dropped from 120 in 2000 to 10 in each year between 2010 and 2012.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

SF health officials tout medication that reverses overdoses

San Francisco health officials are touting The City’s novel approach that began…

Since the health department started using naloxone more than a decade ago, overdose deaths have dropped from 120 in 2000 to 10 in each year between 2010 and 2012.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday

Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death

A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest…

AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday
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Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

How do you have a conversation about prescription drugs that provide critical…

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Heroin involved in Peaches Geldof’s death

Heroin “likely played a role” in the recent death of Peaches Geldof.…

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Crocodile: Russia’s scariest new designer drug

WHAT: Russia has become a global center of home-made designer drugs. The…

Oakland police seize $300,000 worth of heroin

Police seized about $300,000 worth of heroin in Oakland on Saturday --…