Taylor Sisk, KFF Health News

Taylor Sisk, KFF Health News

Taylor Sisk is a Nashville-based health care reporter whose work is primarily focused on how policies and practices affect people’s lives. Among the print and digital publications in which his articles have appeared are 100 Days in Appalachia, The Daily Yonder, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, KFF Health News, Mother Jones, and National Geographic.

Evolving overdose crisis shakes previously effective treatments

By: - November 17, 2023

BURLINGTON, Vt. – “You can’t inject a horse tranquilizer and think nothing bad is gonna happen” to you, said Ty Sears, 33, a longtime drug user now in recovery. Sears was referring to xylazine, a sedative used for animal surgeries that has infiltrated the illicit drug supply across the country, contributing to a steady climb […]