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”

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

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY, STEPHEN GROVES. Highland Park, IL. Written for Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despiteContinue reading “Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats”

Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list

by Mary Meisenzahl Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported.  “After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with saferContinue reading “Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list”

Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death

by Mark Scolforo Associate Press A Pennsylvania 911 operator faces a rare charge of involuntary manslaughter for failing to send an ambulance to the rural home of a woman who died of internal bleeding a day later, despite a plea from the woman’s daughter that without medical help “she’s going to die.” A Greene CountyContinue reading “Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death”

Book Review: Malibu Rising

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was for one of my book clubs for July 2022. It started off rather slow for me, but over time I found myself engrossed in the literature. (spoilers ahead) The story started as a young niave woman meets her prince charming.Continue reading “Book Review: Malibu Rising”

46 Found Dead in Semi Truck in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, June 27 (Reuters) – The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border. A San Antonio Fire Department official said they found “stacks of bodies” and noContinue reading “46 Found Dead in Semi Truck in Texas”