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The Opioid Crisis in 2021: Benchmark Legal Decisions & Deaths
It has been a landmark year for the opioid crisis, both in court decisions impacting former executives of Insys Therapeutics — investigated in the 2020 documentary 'Opioids, Inc.' with the Financial Times — and in the toll on human lives.
December 27, 2021
A Tampa Lead Factory Hurt Workers. Here’s How to Avoid a Repeat.
Experts say the solutions could include adding new reporting requirements and increasing the frequency of inspections.
December 24, 2021
What Happened To Poverty in America in 2021
When it comes to tracking how poverty impacts American families with children — a subject documented in 2017's 'Poor Kids' and 2020's 'Growing Up Poor in America' — estimates for 2021 reveal something noteworthy.
December 22, 2021
Listen to the Top 5 ‘FRONTLINE Dispatch’ Podcast Episodes of 2021
Catch the 5 most-downloaded episodes from ‘The FRONTLINE Dispatch’ in 2021.
December 21, 2021
Pegasus Spyware Placed on Phone of Jamal Khashoggi’s Wife Before his Murder, Washington Post Reports
The revelation is part of an ongoing investigation into a spyware, called Pegasus, that has been sold to governments by the Israeli company NSO Group and used to monitor journalists, politicians and human rights activists.
December 21, 2021
Watch 2021’s 10 Most-Streamed New FRONTLINE Documentaries
As another tumultuous year winds down, explore the 10 most-streamed FRONTLINE documentaries released in 2021.
December 21, 2021
PANDORA PAPERS: Video & Major Stories From Our Partners
Watch the trailer for an upcoming FRONTLINE investigation into the Pandora Papers, exposing how U.S. trusts are sheltering millions in controversial assets, and read major stories from our ICIJ partners.
December 20, 2021
The Other Texas Drought: Rural Healthcare in Jeopardy as Hospitals Shutter
Rural hospitals are up against many obstacles. They often face low reimbursements from insurance companies. Many of the hospitals rely on patients and Medicare payments, but their populations are older or declining.
December 20, 2021
The Fed Is Ending Pandemic Stimulus Sooner Than Planned. What Could It Mean for Inflation?
With consumer prices at their highest since 1982, Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced Dec. 15 the Fed would end its pandemic stimulus — examined in the July 2021 doc 'The Power of the Fed' — and would take action on inflation, although he did not specify when interest-rate hikes would come.
December 16, 2021
Senate Whistleblower Report: After Boeing 737 Max Crashes, Problems with FAA Oversight Continue
A whistleblower who is cited in the newly released Senate report, Joe Jacobsen, had also spoken out in the documentary ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw.’
December 14, 2021
Post-Pandora Papers, a Big Week of Federal Activity Examines Hidden Wealth
Hidden wealth — as examined in the recent documentary 'Pandora Papers' — is under the federal microscope, with a House hearing, a draft rule and a new Biden administration plan all in one week. What could it mean for an industry that has brought millions in controversial assets to South Dakota and other U.S. states?
December 14, 2021
Regulators to Step Up Monitoring of Tampa Lead Factory
A county in Florida plans to increase testing around Gopher Resource’s lead factory and use a new, randomized schedule following a Tampa Bay Times report.
December 11, 2021
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