Data report – fentanyl overdoses in Los Angeles County - Rodrigue J, Khuu D, Kim T, Tsai G, Health Outcomes and Data Analytics Branch, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles Count.
In 2021, methamphetamine and fentanyl were the most common drug types listed as a cause of death in accidental drug overdose deaths in Los Angeles County (LAC), accounting for 56% and 55%, respectively, of all alcohol and other drug overdose deaths. While ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths up 81% in Pregnant, Postpartum Women Overdose Deaths up 81% in Pregnant, Postpartum Women
Drug overdose deaths, particularly deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl, reached record highs in 2020 and 2021.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 8, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Case report on postmortem fentanyl measurement after overdose with more than 67 fentanyl patches - Peeters LEJ, Vleut IT, Tan GE, Croes EA, Bethlehem C.
PURPOSE: Fentanyl is an analgesic that is frequently prescribed, which resulted in non-intentional as well as intentional misuse and deaths. Here, we present a postmortem case of a patient who clearly died of a fentanyl overdose due to an extensive number ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Border Patrol touts " largest " fentanyl bust, enough to kill over 5M people
Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez of the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol announced on Friday that Border Patrol agents were able to seize the "largest" amount of liquid fentanyl in United States history. "Fentanyl Bust!!! Extremely proud of our #USBP agents & @NuecesCoSo [Nueces County…#otaymesaportofentry #usbpagents #narcoticsunit #foxfriendsfirst #dea #departmentofpublicsafety #florida #houston #drugenforcementadministration #facebook (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LA County Experiences 1,200% Increase In Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Over 5-Year Period
Between 2016 and 2016, Los Angeles County experienced a 1,280% spike in overdose deaths from fentanyl, according to a recent report from the county Department of Public Health. Brightly colored counterfeit M30…#m30 #sophieli #fentanyl #healthdepartment #usdrugenforcementadministration #epochtimes #losangelescounty #countydepartmentofpublichealth #citynewsservice #georgegascóns (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Potency of Fentanyl Affects Addiction Treatment, Screening Higher Potency of Fentanyl Affects Addiction Treatment, Screening
Clinicians should note important differences between fentanyl and other drugs of misuse -- and the troubling reality that fentanyl now contaminates most of them, an expert warns.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drugs killed 8 friends, one by one, in a tragedy seen across the U.S.
Cascading deaths from fentanyl and other drugs transformed this small N.C. city and left indelible scars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Drug and alcohol deaths among over-65s has more than TRIPLED in last two decades
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 8.8 per every 100,000 Americans 65 and up died of an overdose in 2020, up from 2.4 in 2000. Fentanyl was a driving force. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old
A 17-year-old's death in California shows how fentanyl and fake pills, often sold on social media, are killing record numbers of unsuspecting Americans. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Devlin Barrett Source Type: news

Substance use, injection risk behaviors, and fentanyl-related overdose risk among a sample of PWID post-Hurricane Maria - Abadie R, Cano M, Habecker P, Gelp í-Acosta C.
BACKGROUND: While natural disasters like hurricanes are increasingly common, their long-term effects on people who inject drugs are not well understood. Although brief in duration, natural disasters can radically transform risk environments, increasing sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

As Overdoses Soar in Rural America, More Clinicians Are Prescribing Addiction Medications
Reports on the increase in prescribed buprenorphine for the treatment of addiction to heroin or opioid painkillers, noting the accessibility of treatment for rural patients who would otherwise have to travel daily to cities to receive methadone treatment. Notes the increase in overdoses due to the prevalence of fentanyl misuse. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the ICU Fentanyl in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the ICU
Does fentanyl improve the clinical outcomes of mechanically ventilated ICU patients compared with other opioids?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mexico launches online platform for dual-use precursors
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government presented an online platform Thursday that it claims will allow authorities to track the importation and consumption so-called “dual-use” precursor chemicals that are often used to make synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl. Mexico is the biggest supplier…#consumptionsocalled #mexican #mexico #syntheticdrugs #chemicals #svarch #drugs #mexicannavy #shipments #substances (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Latest State to Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips Pennsylvania Latest State to Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips
Pennsylvania joins a growing list of state legislatures that have legalized fentanyl test strips as a way of reducing overdose deaths.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 21, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fentanyl Vaccine a Potential'Game Changer' for Opioid Crisis Fentanyl Vaccine a Potential'Game Changer' for Opioid Crisis
Researchers have developed a vaccine that blocks the ability of fentanyl to enter the brain, eliminating the synthetic opioid ' s euphoric effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 18, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news