Montgomery County’s D.A. announces a big drug bust while voicing frustration over continuing overdose deaths in the region.
Sold at gas stations across the country under names like “ZaZa Red” and “Neptune’s Elixir,” tianeptine use can lead to serious health complications and even death, officials say.
Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said on Jan. 17. The agency is calling fentanyl the "deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced."
“I am a stupid songwriter y'all, but I have first hand witnessed this in a way most people have not," Jelly Roll told Congress. "Almost every person in this room has lost a friend, family member or colleague to the disease known as addiction."
A group of Virginia elementary school students sought medical attention Tuesday after eating gummy bears from a bag that contained residue that tested positive for fentanyl, according to the county sheriff’s office.
In a significant development, a routine traffic stop in North Carolina unveiled a staggering amount of fentanyl, enough to potentially cause the death of 27 million people, exceeding the state's population.
The Supreme Court is wrestling with a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
A man who was convicted in California's first fentanyl-related homicide case was sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars. This comes as Vicente David Romero was found guilty in the death of a 26-year-old mother of three.
According to police, the fentanyl was transported in a rolling suitcase on the subway.
In a majority vote, the Philadelphia City Council voted and passed two resolutions on supervised injection sites on Thursday.
Rite Aid is facing numerous lawsuits regarding its alleged role in the opioid crisis
Project HOME, the longtime non-profit organization fighting homelessness in Philadelphia, commemorated its newest facility in the city's troubled Kensington section on Thursday.
The parents told Boulder City police that a bag of meth and fentanyl spilled on a bed, where they later allowed the child to crawl.
The stations will be filled with boxes of Naloxone nasal spray, an overdose reverse drug. There have been over 100 overdose deaths in Camden County this year.
Roughly 20 states have legalized the test strips to stop rising deaths from the opioid crisis. The strips are still technically illegal in some states under drug paraphernalia laws.
Court grants billionaires liability protection from lawsuits seeking damages over the opioid crisis
U.S. health regulators on Monday approved a new easy-to-use version of a medication to reverse overdoses caused by fentanyl and other opioids driving the nation’s drug crisis.
Authorities in Ohio are issuing another warning about the so-called “rainbow fentanyl" after hundreds of these pills were seized near Columbus.
Pennsylvania's state Senate on Monday approved legislation to ban so-called safe injection sites, after Philadelphia became the center of a legal battle over opening safe havens where opioid users could legally inject heroin and other drugs under supervision as a way to reduce overdoses.
Walgreens has agreed to pay the settlement within an eight-year period.