From 1999 to 2014, over half a million Americans died from a drug overdose, according to CDC data.
How family member's overdose death is driving UAW leader in contract talks
Autoworkers are being trained to respond to overdoses in factories, including with the OD-reversing drug Narcan.
New overdose death numbers show troubling trends
New numbers from the Franklin County coroner show overdose deaths are up, but not a sharply as previous years. However it is not a sign that opioid crisis is lessening, in fact, the drug crisis may be expanding into other drugs, said Dr. Anahi Oritiz.Orti
Coroners raise new concerns after July overdose death spike
Ohio coroners are raising new warnings following a spike in drug overdose deaths. Ten overdose deaths were reported through Wednesday in Montgomery County, which is home to Dayton. That number compares with a total of 18 deaths in all of June. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger says there's a strong likelihood that street drugs, including cocaine, may be laced with fentanyl or other fatal chemicals.
10 overdose deaths reported in Franklin County within 26 hours
An alert has been issued for Franklin County after 10 overdose deaths were reported within 26 hours. The Franklin County Coroner's Office said this is an unusually high number for the county at this time. Dr. Anahi Ortiz said friends and family of those who use, should make sure they are armed with naloxone. She said that fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine, which is a deadly combination.
Fight Against Heroin: What is fentanyl?
As the Capital Region fights against a raging heroin problem, we’ve been hearing the word fentanyl a lot.
How Fentanyl Is Becoming Tennessee's Killer Drug
Fentanyl has quickly surged to become a leading killer drug in Tennessee, spiking 70 percent between 2016 and 2017. That's according to new overdose
Overdose deaths continue to rise in King County. Here are two big reasons why
Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington researcher Caleb Banta-Green about why drug overdose deaths are increasing in King County.
Oklahoma City Zoo mourns unexpected death of Western lowland gorilla
OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials at the Oklahoma City Zoo are mourning the unexpected death of one of its adult Western lowland gorillas. Around 9 p.m. on Friday, zoo caretakers discovered 24-year-old Kelele, an adult female Western lowland gorilla, unresponsive in her habitat at the zoo's Great EscApe area.
Police: Officer pocketed fentanyl a month before overdose
An investigation indicates a Maine police officer pocketed fentanyl during an arrest a month before he died from an accidental drug overdose last winter.
Man Caught With More Than A Pound Of Fentanyl Gets 10 Years
A Virginia man arrested after he tried to sell more than a pound of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a police informant has been sentenced to 10 years in prison
China sentences 9 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip
A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids...
What It Means if Prince Got Fentanyl Illegally
Authorities say the investigation is just beginning
Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks
The Senate's top Democrat is introducing legislation to "hold China accountable" and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States.
'I am awesome': How a millennial built a fentanyl empire
29-year-old college dropout and Eagle Scout named Aaron Shamo made himself a millionaire by building a fentanyl trafficking empire.
Police say man issued warning before delivering fatal fentanyl dose
Suspect told police he thought he was delivering heroin. The victim overdosed in his home in June.
Man, 72, killed by bull at Western NY farm; 2nd such death in 10 days in NY
Troopers say Roy C. Bell of Perry died Thursday at a farm in Covington, 30 miles southwest of Rochester
Seven In Nor Cal Charged For Making, Selling Fentanyl-Laced Pills
On Monday U.S. Attorney McGregor Scottin Sacramento said a federal grand jury has returned a 27-count indictment two Central Valley brothers and five other people manufacturing and selling fetanyl-laced pills and other drugs.
Fentanyl emerges as top concern of opioid crisis, and it's more widespread than you think
Fentanyl is the most popular synthetic opioid to emerge on the black market in recent years. It's about 50 times stronger than heroin, and arriving to the U.S. via the Postal Service and FedEx. People are purchasing it from China over the dark web and lacing it into heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and other drugs.
Fueled By Fentanyl Increase, Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths Top 1,000 In Connecticut
Medical Examiner says drug overdose deaths climbed over 1,000 in 2017.