Tag: Keith C Rice

  • The U.S. Opioid Crisis Hits Tasmanias Poppy Farmers

    Glynn Williams, a fifth-generation Australian farmer, is feeling the impact of a public health crisis unfolding 8,000 miles away. His family plants potatoes and raises cattle on Tasmania’s wind-swept northwest. Williams, 48, also grows poppies, the plants that produce the raw opiate in such prescription drugs as oxycodone, which are blamed for an epidemic of overdose deaths in the U.S. […]