Opioid Crisis Fridays: 35 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in King County in less than a month

by Natalie Swaby King County Prosecutors say they are working to hold drug dealers accountable. In the last five months of 2022, 67 fentanyl dealing charges were filed. SEATTLE — Since the start of 2023, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says 35 people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses. Prosecutors say they are working to hold drugContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Fridays: 35 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in King County in less than a month”

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: 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.”

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: 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”

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.”