MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising to almost 2,300 pounds (1,040 kilograms) from around 405 pounds ( 184 kilograms) last year, but progress against another big Mexican export to the U.S. market — methamphetamines — is slower. […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an overdose. Lance Cpls. Anthony Ruben Whisenant and Ryan Douglas White were arrested at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, […]
A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to the Los Angeles Times.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd’s death is highlighting Floyd’s past crimes and history of drug use, calling him an ex-con and “evident danger to the community.” Another is seizing on Floyd’s medical issues and addiction, saying he likely died from fentanyl, not a knee […]
A Missouri police officer has been identified as one of two men who overdosed on fentanyl they thought was cocaine, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where drug dealing and drug use in broad daylight is common, in an effort to clean up the area that has seen the city’s largest number of overdose deaths, authorities announced Thursday. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or deaths. The conclusion from the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel comes more than a decade after Purdue Pharma revamped its blockbuster […]
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s problems of crime and violence are so deeply rooted and seemingly intractable that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s best efforts appear to be falling short, and his programs are barely making a dent in long-established illicit activities. On Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed that gunmen pulled up to a wake being held […]
International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day: Sculpture honoring those lost to addiction unveiled in Hartford; New Haven offers educational, resource event
For International Overdose Awareness Day Monday, Connecticut state leaders raised awareness about opioid addiction and the recent increase in overdoses in Connecticut by unveiling a sculpture at the state capitol honoring those who have died from an opioid overdose.
An Ohio man accused of threatening to kill his family members has been arrested.