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.
New York state opioid overdose deaths drop for the first time in 10 years
(WETM) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that opioid overdose deaths among New York State residents, outside New York City, declined 15.9 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, the first decrease …
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.
Texas doctor gets 20 years in prison after 7 overdose deaths
A Texas doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
What Is an Unintentional Workplace Overdose Death?
One topic in Nancy Grover’s inaugural “5 Things You Need to Know” segment on this website this morning really caught my eye. She writes about the just released Bureau of Labor Statistics report outlining workplace deaths for the year 2017. She reports that there was a 25% increase in “unintentional workplace overdose deaths” that year. The prior year there had been 217; in 2017 that grew to 272 such deaths I know this will be a shock to many of you, as it…
Why are Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise?
Drug Overdoses continue to claim the lives of thousands of Americans every year. From location to genetics, find out why this number continues to rise.
Overdose Deaths Down 20 Percent In Hamilton County
Overdose deaths declined in Hamilton County last year.
U.S. leads list of 13 countries in overdose deaths
CNN (11/12, Thomas) reports new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found the U.S. “has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries,” wit…
Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths
US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period.
Concerns raised after overdose death in Salisbury
SALISBURY — Neighbors call it "the compound on the hill" and they say they've had enough of it.
North Texas Strike Force Arrests 10 Defendants Related to Collin County Overdose Death
SHERMAN, Texas - U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced today that 10 individuals have been arrested following a lengthy i...
Opioid Overdose Death Rates and All Drug Overdose Death Rates per 100,000 Population (Age-Adjusted)
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured …
The Tragedy of Philip Seymour Hoffman: How We Can Prevent Overdose Deaths
The suspected overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is hitting millions of people, including myself, like a tsunami today. The story keeps unfolding and the tragedy just keeps compounding. Recent reports are suggesting that he was discovered with a needle in his arm and bags of a substance (presumed to be heroin) nearby. Like many of you, I was a huge fan of his, considered him to be the most gifted actor of his generation.
Heroin overdose deaths are skyrocketing. Here are 2 theories for why.
What is fentanyl? What to know about the drug behind overdose deaths
Assume any drug you buy on the street could have a lethal dose of fentanyl, Vermont health officials caution.
$100,000 federal grant to help prevent opioid overdose deaths in WMass
Western Massachusetts residents at risk of overdosing on heroin or prescription drugs could soon get opioid overdose reversal kits at area emergency rooms and other locations under a federal grant awarded to a group of local community organizations.
Researchers predict more overdose deaths are coming. What about here?
As death rates have soared across the country, in Washington state the overall numbers of people killed by opioids have hovered around 700 people a year for a decade.