Fentanyl overdose deaths more than tripled over past few years
A CDC report has found that between 2016 and 2021 deaths from fentanyl-related overdoses rose from 5.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 21.6.
The dangers of giving dogs alcohol
Dogs are more vulnerable to alcohol poisoning due to having less body mass than humans, and can even become dependent on alcohol after long-term exposure.
We Need to Rethink Who Delivers Drug Prevention Programs
Rather than police, teachers or mental health professionals should deliver drug prevention programs.
Zombie drug tranq can lead to necrosis, amputations and death
Xylazine has spread to 36 states as addicts use it to prolong their high.
MDMA use at start of pandemic rose almost 300 percent in New England town
Researchers also found spikes in fentanyl and amphetamines by examining the town's sewage.
Rainbow fentanyl could be poised for Halloween spike after Lego box seizure
Rainbow fentanyl—regular fentanyl dyed with food coloring—is an opioid drug responsible for 80 per cent of all overdose deaths in New York City.
Rainbow Fentanyl: What It Looks Like and What Happens if You Overdose
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is around 50 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
We Have The Tools to Prevent Opioid Deaths and Improve Health Equity
The pandemic exposed deep inequities that persist in our health care system, and the opioid crisis is no different.
Kratom vs. CBD: Key Differences Between the Herbal Drugs Taking Over U.S.
Kratom, an herbal drug that is gaining popularity in the U.S., is similar to CBD in many ways but affects different parts of the brain.
Dilbert Creator Slammed for His Solution to 'Dangerous Young Man Problem'
Scott Adams said that if his "solution" was not adopted, families would be forced to "kill your own son" to stop violence like the Highland Park shooting.
We Can Do Better Than Drug Consumption Sites
Drug consumption sites are not a panacea, and an inordinate amount of time and money has been spent litigating their utility rather than implementing more effective and cheaper policies.
What To Do If Your Cat Has Had Too Much Catnip
Does your cat run to you when you get the catnip out and beg you for more? It's no secret that cats love catnip, but is there such thing as too much?
We Need an All-of-the-Above Strategy to Fight the Opioid Crisis
The U.S. remains mired in an opioid crisis, with dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl dominating the illicit drug market and driving steep increases in overdose deaths.
Drugs Found in Late Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins' Body Explained
The drummer died with 10 different substances in his body, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
Eric Kay Found Guilty in Overdose Death of MLB Pitcher Tyler Skaggs
Erik Kay faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Teen Charged With Murder in Fentanyl Overdose of 12-Year-Old Girl
The preteen was the youngest individual to die of a fentanyl overdose in Santa Clara County in 2020, local officials said.
DEA Seized Enough Fentanyl to "Kill Every Single American" This Year
"Drug traffickers are harnessing social media because it is accessible," DEA administrator Anne Milgram warned Sunday.
South Dakota Governor Credits Lack of Lockdowns With Overdose Death Decline
America saw record-high overdose deaths in the first year of the pandemic, which many experts attribute to isolation, job loss and lack of access to treatment.
100,000 Americans Died of Overdose This Year. I Was Once Almost One of Them
Policy changes take time, but there are actions that we can all take today, and it starts with compassion and decreasing the stigma.
Fentanyl Explained As Former NHLer Jimmy Hayes' Death Linked to Substance
A toxicology report determined that the cause of Hayes' death was "acute intoxication" due to the combined effects of the two substances, his family revealed.
Officials Revived Unresponsive 5-Month-Old with Narcan
"Narcan should be readily available, especially in areas where there are potential drug overdoses, said Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.
Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine—What the Opioid Is and How Dangerous It Is
Comedian Fuquan Johnson was among three people who died over the weekend after reportedly taking cocaine laced with fentanyl.
Drug Experts Criticize Account of Sheriff's Deputy Exposed to Fentanyl
"This is dangerous misinformation that can cause harm to both people who use opioids and to members of the law enforcement community," the petition reads.
Vancouver Introduces Opioid Vending Machine In Attempt to Curb Overdoses
The world's first biometric opioid vending machine was recently launched in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an attempt to reduce overdose deaths.
What Are So-Called Deaths of Despair? Experts Say They're on the Rise
Due in part to these deaths, the United States is the only wealthy nation in modern times to exhibit a decline in average life expectancy.
Federal Database of Addiction Doctors Rife With Errors, Study Shows
Accidental overdoses continue to claim tens of thousands of lives each year, but doctors who prescribe medication for opioid use disorders are very hard to track down.
One Illinois County Saw 13 Overdoses Last Month
All but one of the overdoses appeared accidental, claiming the lives of six people under 30, including a seventeen-year-old.
Potent Opioid Used to Tranquilize Large Animals Sold on Streets in Seattle
The drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl, according to the DEA.
Only 1 Percent of People Use Opioids Regularly After ER Visits, Study Shows
People largely do not become addicted to opioids after visits to the emergency room for car crashes, falls and other types of acute injuries that might warrant prescription painkillers, a new study shows.
Mexican Drug Cartels Are Making Mass Amounts of Fentanyl-Laced Pills: DEA
But federal policies to slow the opioid crisis could be supporting the market demand for these drugs, public health experts warn