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”

Opioid Crisis Friday: ‘Skittles’ and ‘rainbow’ fentanyl pills found in North Idaho, ISP warns.

It is still unknown if this multi-colored fentanyl is targeting teens, but Idaho State Police is warning parents to be aware of this drug. Author: Brianda Perez Published: 10:59 AM PDT September 1, 2022 Updated: 11:29 AM PDT September 1, 2022 COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The Idaho State Police (ISP) is warning parents about new types of fentanyl pills thatContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: ‘Skittles’ and ‘rainbow’ fentanyl pills found in North Idaho, ISP warns.”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Colorado has already seized more fentanyl in 2022 than all previous years combined

Colorado State Patrol has seized more pounds of fentanyl this year than all previous years, reflecting a trend with the seizure of other illicit narcotics by Bradford Betz with Fox News Colorado authorities have already seized more fentanyl in 2022 than in all previous years combined, according to the latest drug seizure statistics.  With still fourContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Colorado has already seized more fentanyl in 2022 than all previous years combined”

Opioid Crisis Fridays: Judge rules CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart owe $650M in opioids suit

by Associated Press Aug 17, 2022 CLEVELAND — A federal judge in Cleveland awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, claiming the way they distributed opioids to customers caused severe harm to communities and created a public nuisance. U.S.Continue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: Judge rules CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart owe $650M in opioids suit”

Book Review Tuesdays: Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy.

Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I recently have gone through a situation that has touched my life regarding this subject. I have read the authors Dopesick book and watched the series on Hulu. However, I didn’t know much about thisContinue reading “Book Review Tuesdays: Finding Tess: A Mother’s Search for Answers in a Dopesick America by Beth Macy.”

Opioid Crisis: Colorado boy, 13, dead after apparent fentanyl poisoning: family

Jose Hernandez, 13, may have died of accidental fentanyl poisoning after taking a pill his family thinks he got at school by Audrey Conklin The family of a 13-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado, who died suddenly last week believes he may have accidentally overdosed on fentanyl, according to his family and local reports. Jose Hernandez’s grandmother,Continue reading “Opioid Crisis: Colorado boy, 13, dead after apparent fentanyl poisoning: family”