In a viral Facebook post, a Kentucky woman says she had to be hospitalized after picking up a dollar bill from the ground that she thinks was laced with the drug fentanyl.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, a freshman representing Colorado’s 3rd district, is pushing to classify the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.
Nearly 100 pounds of illicit fentanyl is off the streets thanks to sheriff's detectives and the Alameda County Narcotics Task Force, sheriff's officials said Saturday.
Fentanyl “mass-overdose events” have been reported in at least seven U.S. cities in recent months. “Fentanyl is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate,” the DEA warned.
Police in Lorain, Ohio, shared a photo of a seized fentanyl pill pressed with what appears to look like the word “Tylenol.”
The nation’s top public health agency is proposing changing — and in some instances, softening — guidelines for doctors prescribing opioid painkillers.
The 16-year-old sold the drugs to the girl in 2020. Dalilah Julianna Mederos Guerrero died shortly after consuming three-quarters of a single pill, prosecutors said. The girl became the youngest person to fatally overdose in the county that year, according to the DA.
Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine
Officials say the pills have a street value of more than $1 million.
A judge has kept lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family who own it on hold until Feb. 1 but ordered the parties to negotiate a new settlement. Connecticut and Washington state argued that suits against the Sacklers should be allowed to move ahead immediately.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says that in this year alone they have seized enough fentanyl crossing the border to kill 200 million people.
Two nurses died from fentanyl overdoses in a hospital bathroom. The DEA says UT Southwestern’s oversight is partially to blame.
An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, topping deaths from car crashes, guns and even flu and pneumonia, CDC data shows.
In a bellwether federal trial starting Monday in Cleveland, Lake and Trumbull counties will try to convince a jury that the retail pharmacy companies played an outsized role in creating a public nuisance in the way they dispensed pain medication into their communities.
More than 9.5 million counterfeit pills have been seized in 2021
A judge on Wednesday gave conditional approval to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis.
According to court documents, 3 men in Kerr County are all charged with one count of conspiring to distribute hydrocodone, oxycodone, and amphetamines.
Former Purdue Pharma president and chair Richard Sackler says he, his family and the company do not have any responsibility for the opioid crisis in the United States.
As part of the deal, the drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation.
Kentucky’s attorney general is coming after CVS, alleging the company played a role in the state’s opioid addiction woes.