Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Today’s narcotics abusers may be turning to cocaine in part "because there’s been a lot of bad press about other drugs." May 5, 2019, 5:11 AM MDT By Corky Siemaszko   The bitter lessons about the dangers of cocaine from the disco era in the 1970s may be lost on a new generation of drug abusers. … Continue reading Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 5:35 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 CINCINNATI - They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pills for sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Fentanyl bust in New York finds enough to kill nearly 2 million people, DEA says

By Nicole Chavez and Taylor Romine, CNN Updated 6:49 PM ET, Sat March 2, 2019 (CNN)A home in a quiet Westchester County, New York, neighborhood was hiding enough fentanyl to kill 2 million people, the US Drug Enforcement Administration said. Federal agents found five kilograms (just over 11 pounds) of fentanyl and six kilograms (13.2 pounds) of … Continue reading Fentanyl bust in New York finds enough to kill nearly 2 million people, DEA says

Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Declaration stops short of the ‘national emergency’ designation president had assured over summer WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, surrounded by addicts and their families, declared opioid addiction a “public health emergency” Thursday as he sought to accelerate a federal government response to the crisis. “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” Mr. Trump said … Continue reading Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences

A state senator in Maryland is now calling for lethal injection to be reinstated in the state for certain crimes, and he wants to use the same drugs that are already killing thousands of Americans each year to get the job done: heroin and fentanyl. Hartford Country Republican Senator Robert G. Cassilly would like to … Continue reading Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences

New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

A lethal new drug dubbed “gray death” by authorities that is dangerous to even touch with gloves is being eyed in overdose cases across Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Investigators said the high-potency cocktail — which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil, and a synthetic opioid called U-47700 — can kill users with … Continue reading New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis by Dawn Luger We’ve all seen those who don’t understand just how addictive opioids are, blame the addict for his or her addiction. But now, new information is coming to light, and many doctors have raked in huge amounts of money by helping push these drugs … Continue reading Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States

Heroin laced with the synthetic opiate fentanyl is suspected in at least 50 recent fatal overdoses in three states, according to law enforcement officials. In Pennsylvania, the drug combination is suspected in at least 17 deaths. Officials in Maryland and Michigan are also investigating deaths linked to the drug mix. In Flint, Michigan, fentanyl-laced heroin is … Continue reading Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States