Opioid Crisis Friday: Coeur d’Alene family remembers son lost to fentanyl poisoning.

It’s been nearly two years since Jennifer and Frank Stabile’s son died. But they said no amount of time is enough to fully heal from the loss of a child. by Janelle Finch COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Jennifer and Frank Stabile are caught in a never-ending bad dream. “It’s my worst nightmare to lose aContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Coeur d’Alene family remembers son lost to fentanyl poisoning.”

Opioid Crisis Fridays: The CDC has abandoned pain patients. Its new opioids guidelines are all for show.

Ironically, the CDC is likely to find out that far from closing the book on the opioids question, the updated guidance will create even more suspicion among the public. by Peter Pischke How many innocent lives must be harmed before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes course on prescription opioids? The CDC recently released opioidContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: The CDC has abandoned pain patients. Its new opioids guidelines are all for show.”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Man banned from Camp Hope busted by deputies with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills

by Vincent Saglimbeni SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A 20-year-old man was arrested after police found him with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and cash. On Dec. 9, detectives from the Spokane Valley Investigative Unit and Spokane Valley Control contacted four people in a 2003 white Aura at Camp Hope. The Spokane County Sheriff’s OfficeContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Man banned from Camp Hope busted by deputies with over 900 suspected fentanyl pills”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Authorities seize over 100k fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of meth in Tri-Cities.

by Will Wixey TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The FBI and local law enforcement seized more than 100,000 fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of methamphetamine, and about one kilogram of cocaine in the Tri-Cities area. The drugs were seized on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the use of USPS to traffic multiple-pound quantities of dangerous controlledContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Authorities seize over 100k fentanyl pills, 50 pounds of meth in Tri-Cities.”

Opioid Crisis Friday: .A Vancouver teen died after a fentanyl overdose at school, but the district didn’t tell parents or police what happened.

KGW used public records and conversations with the student’s family to piece together what happened in a high school bathroom, and why it wasn’t shared by Evan Watson On May 3, 2022, just after 8 a.m., a staff member at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash. called 911. “I need an ambulance immediately, I’veContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: .A Vancouver teen died after a fentanyl overdose at school, but the district didn’t tell parents or police what happened.”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Woman Sold Fentanyl-Laced Drugs To Teen Who Died From Overdose During Class

by John Nightbridge A juvenile overdosed during class at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, and was found to have consumed an illegal drug in the bathroom that morning. She was taken to the hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead due to fatal exposure to fentanyl. Investigators spoke with two teen witnesses who saidContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Woman Sold Fentanyl-Laced Drugs To Teen Who Died From Overdose During Class”

Opioid Crisis Friday: Police arrest 7 in North Idaho last week for possession, intent to distribute fentanyl.

By Will Wixey LEWISTON, Idaho — Law enforcement arrested seven people last week for possession of fentanyl, with some believed to intend to distribute it. Lewiston detectives arrested 39-year-old Kimberlee Perrigo and 33-year-old Joshua Hescock after placing a GPS tracking device on their vehicle and observing it make several trips to Spokane and around the LewisContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Police arrest 7 in North Idaho last week for possession, intent to distribute fentanyl.”

Opioid Crisis: Mother Accused of Using Children to ‘Mule’ Fatal Fentanyl

An Albuquerque mother who allegedly concealed a deadly dose of fentanyl inside her children’s luggage has been charged with a federal drug crime, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham. Magdalena Silva Banuelos, 46, was indicted on distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. According to court documents, sheContinue reading “Opioid Crisis: Mother Accused of Using Children to ‘Mule’ Fatal Fentanyl”

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”