DEA issues dire US warning of fentanyl mixed with flesh-eating 'tranq' drug
Xylazine, also known as “tranq," is a powerful animal sedative that’s known to cause open skin wounds so severe – it can lead to amputation.
Fentanyl dealer claims responsibility for death of San Antonio woman
Court documents show that 28-year-old Patrick James Hall is charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in the death of a 20-year-old woman.
Georgetown father who lost son to suspected fentanyl poisoning wants suppliers in jail
A Georgetown father who lost his son to a suspected fentanyl poisoning wants to know why suppliers aren’t being put in jail for these deaths.
Feds seek to limit telehealth prescriptions for some drugs
The Biden administration moved Friday to require patients see a doctor in person before getting attention deficit disorder medication or addictive painkillers, toughening access to the drugs against the backdrop of a deepening opioid crisis.
Governor Abbott gives 2023 State of the State Address
Gov. Greg Abbott went on to list seven emergency items for the 2023 legislative session.
Over 3,000 fentanyl pills, other drugs seized in North Austin
Police said on Jan. 18, officers discovered over 3,000 pills of fentanyl, over one pound of marijuana, and other drugs.
Walgreens, West Virginia reach $83 million for company's role in opioid crisis
Walgreens has agreed to pay the settlement within an eight-year period.
Opioid overdoses growing in Austin-Travis County, officials get money to prevent deaths
A new federally funded project has secured Austin Travis-County $2 million to battle the growing number of opioid overdose deaths.
Animal sedative ‘zombie drug’ flooding opioid market: What you need to know
The animal sedative xylazine is flooding the illegal opioid market causing overdose, death and worse.
Several hospitalized after mass overdose at San Francisco home on Christmas
Authorities are investigating a mass overdose at a San Francisco home on Christmas that sent several people to the hospital, authorities said.
Nearly 107,000 US overdose deaths reported in 2021, CDC's final tally shows
Meanwhile, U.S. life expectancy also dropped in 2021 to about 76 years, 5 months — a decrease of 0.6 years from 2020, the CDC said.
To combat opioid overdoses, Gov. Greg Abbott says he supports decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips
The announcement signals a shift in Abbott’s approach to fighting the opioid epidemic. He had previously pushed back against bills calling for the decriminalization of fentanyl testing strips.
Williamson County now including Narcan with AEDs in county buildings
In an effort to save lives, Williamson County will now include Narcan with its automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in county buildings.
Fentanyl exposures in children spike, public health official sounds alarm: 'Lock up your drugs'
Public health experts are reminding anyone who uses drugs to keep them stored properly and out of the reach of children,
Travis County Judge addresses drug overdose issue
The Travis County Judge spoke today about drug overdoses in Central Texas. This update comes after a report that showed that fentanyl was involved in one third of overdose deaths in 2021.
Walmart agrees to pay $3.1 billion to settle opioid lawsuits
Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle lawsuits nationwide over the impact of the prescriptions its pharmacies filled for powerful prescription opioid painkillers.
Mother of Hays County teen who died of fentanyl overdose hopes to use billboard to spread awareness
Along with encouraging people to have Narcan on hand, Janel Rodriguez is now trying to raise money so she can utilize a billboard in Kyle to spread awareness of the deadly drug.
Texas State University police receive naloxone training from woman who lost son to fentanyl overdose
Thursday afternoon, in front of members of the Texas State University police department, Crow shared the facts about naloxone and the myths.
CDC softens opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors
The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday softened its guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers.
National Prescription Take Back Day: Here’s where you can drop off unwanted medication
The event provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 drop-off sites nationwide.