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”

Book Review Tuesday: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this book on the Libby App. (Spoilers ahead) I had seen the series on HBO, so I was able to follow along really well. This is a story of woman growing up in a privileged area. The majority of theContinue reading “Book Review Tuesday: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty”

True Crime Sundays: Chris Dawson: How The Teacher’s Pet podcast helped catch and jail a killer

By Tiffanie TurnbullBBC News, Sydney Twenty-one years ago, journalist Hedley Thomas walked out of a Sydney police station blinking in astonishment. Back then, few had heard of Lynette Dawson, a mother-of-two who had disappeared without a trace in 1982. But Mr Thomas’ perusal of her cold case that day set in motion a series ofContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Chris Dawson: How The Teacher’s Pet podcast helped catch and jail a killer”

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.”

True Crime Sundays: Kiely Rodni case: Body found near the last location of missing teen

By Dennis Romero Remains of missing teen Kiely Rodni believed to be found, police say A vehicle that contained human remains was discovered in a California lake near the last estimated location of missing teenager Kiely Rodni, authorities said Sunday night. The discovery in Prosser Lake, about 35 miles west of Reno, Nevada, was announcedContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Kiely Rodni case: Body found near the last location of missing teen”

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”

What is naloxone and how does it work? Experts discuss the life-saving ‘miracle drug’

A naloxone nasal spray is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine.Jane Barlow / PA Images via Getty Images file