Opioid Crisis Friday: British dad, 40, killed by lethal dose of fentanyl on family trip to Disney World.

Story by Francesca Edwards  A British father died on a family trip to Disney World in Florida after ingesting poisonous fentanyl. An inquest into his death at Maidstone County Hall heard how he was rushed to hospital where his condition rapidly deteriorated. He died shortly after. Just two milligrams of the deadly substance are neededContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: British dad, 40, killed by lethal dose of fentanyl on family trip to Disney World.”

Opioid Crisis: FDA takes steps to authorize some overdose-reversing medicines for over-the-counter sale

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice that could help increase access to overdose-reversing naloxone drug products without the need for a prescription, paving the way to make more of them available for over-the-counter use.  Naloxone is a medication that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and rapidly reverses opioid overdosesContinue reading “Opioid Crisis: FDA takes steps to authorize some overdose-reversing medicines for over-the-counter sale”

More disturbing details emerge in Aaron Carter’s death, more news

Death details More details are emerging surrounding the passing of Aaron Carter. A video shows that the singer’s off-and-on fiancée was worried about Aaron in the days leading up to his death at 34. Last week, Aaron was posting a livestream video when Melanie Martin texted him, “You’re going to die.” The context of the message isn’t known,Continue reading “More disturbing details emerge in Aaron Carter’s death, more news”

Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal

A federal judge has rejected claims from an embattled former state prosecutor that she is protected from liability in the fallout over a Massachusetts drug lab scandal. The civil lawsuit was one of the last tied to prosecutors’ disputed handling of the case against disgraced ex-chemist Sonja Farak, who was convicted in 2014 of ingesting drugContinue reading “Judge dismisses ‘qualified immunity’ claim in suit against ex-prosecutor in drug lab scandal”

Supervisors Fletcher, and Anderson Reveal Proposed Opioid Settlement Framework

By City News Service San Diego County supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Joel Anderson Wednesday revealed an Opioid Settlement Framework they are asking the Board of Supervisors to approve next week. Some of the strategies they introduced in the framework include expanding access to medically assisted treatment, putting “wellness advocates” in hospitals, providing wrap-around services and housing,Continue reading “Supervisors Fletcher, and Anderson Reveal Proposed Opioid Settlement Framework”

Charleston County Coroner’s Office receives grant to combat opioid crisis

by: Chase Laudenslager CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has been awarded a three-year grant to combat opioid deaths. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office will team up with five other coroners offices in the area “to improve inter-county opioid investigation protocols, faster uploading of data to national stakeholder databases, and more accurate regionalContinue reading “Charleston County Coroner’s Office receives grant to combat opioid crisis”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Around 2,000 fentanyl pills seized in Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office seized around 2,000 fentanyl pills in Othello Monday. Deputies served a search warrant off North Wagon Road and Andes Road. They found the pills packed and ready for distribution. They also found cash, two rifles and ammunition. Jaime Alberto Garza, 51, was booked on suspicion ofContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Around 2,000 fentanyl pills seized in Adams County”

Opioid Crisis Friday: The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother; here’s what every family needs to know.

Americans are now more likely to die by accidental opioid overdose than by a car crash. By Marguerite Ward On May 31, 2019, my life swerved off track, fell down the side of a cliff and came crashing down. On that Friday morning, my 21-year-old brother Matthew, my best friend and confidant, died. His life wasContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: The opioid and fentanyl crisis killed my brother; here’s what every family needs to know.”

Opioid Crisis Fridays: Country singer Luke Bell’s cause of death revealed

The 32-year-old singer-songwriter had been reported missing last month and his body was found nine days later. Author: Andrew Weil, Melissa Hernandez De La Cruz Published: 12:59 PM PDT September 20, 2022 Updated: 1:23 PM PDT September 20, 2022 WASHINGTON — Country singer Luke Bell died from an accidental fentanyl overdose, according to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office. Bell, 32, wasContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: Country singer Luke Bell’s cause of death revealed”

Opioid Crisis: Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

r. Nelson Onaro conceded last summer that he’d written illegal prescriptions, although he said he was thinking only of his patients. From a tiny, brick clinic in Oklahoma, he doled out hundreds of opioid pills and dozens of fentanyl patches with no legitimate medical purpose. “Those medications were prescribed to help my patients, from my ownContinue reading “Opioid Crisis: Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges”