Mac Miller Drug Dealer Sentenced to 17.5 Years for Lethal Fentanyl Sale
The judge rejected the dealer’s initial 17-year plea deal, saying it was too lenient #drugdealer #lethalfentanylsale #macmiller (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Laws Are Treating Fentanyl Like the New Crack —And Making the Same Mistakes of the 80s and 90s
Since the U.S. drug war was declared in 1971, various drugs have been identified as public enemy number one—from crack cocaine, in the 1980s, to prescription opioids in the early 2000s. Today, the primary villain is fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 50 times more potent than heroin. In 2021, more than 71,000 people in the U.S. died after overdoses involving synthetic opioids—mostly fentanyl, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on May 11. Such a deadly drug necessitates a firm public health response, and fortunately, decades of evidence have shown there are tools ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Addiction healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Child dies of suspected fentanyl overdose, parents arrested
Authorities say parents have been arrested in the death of a 15-month-old toddler after the child was found unresponsive in their home where police found fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits
New data show a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine; overall, the nation saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Addiction (Psychology) Methamphetamines Naloxone (Drug) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits
New data show a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine; overall, the nation saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021. #methamphetamine #fentanyl #overdosedeaths (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-fentanyl-derived synthetic opioids emerging during recent years - Hasegawa K, Minakata K, Suzuki M, Suzuki O.
PURPOSE: Since the appearance of fentanyl followed by its many kinds of analogues around 1988, North America has been exposed to fierce synthetic opioid pandemic resulting in more than 130,000 deaths due to their overdoses until May 2019, when China declar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Berkley Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Patients' Fentanyl
FDA OCI, Hugo Vieira, Berkley MA, nurse, tampering, fentanyl, hospital, vascular surgery, post-op, vials, replace, saline, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 10, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Berkley Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Patients' Fentanyl
FDA OCI, Hugo Vieira, Berkley MA, nurse, tampering, fentanyl, hospital, vascular surgery, post-op, vials, replace, saline, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 10, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die
The fake Adderall pills contain the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl and are fueling increases in overdoses and hospitalizations. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die
Officials said the fake pills could contain fentanyl. Two Ohio State University students died this week in what the police said were apparent overdoses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arya Sundaram Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Colleges and Universities Fentanyl Counterfeit Merchandise Ohio State University Columbus (Ohio) Adderall (Drug) Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Student death prompts warning of fake Adderall pills at Ohio State
Ohio State University officials warned students Thursday about fake Adderall pills laced with fentanyl being circulated on campus after one student died and two others were hospitalized. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio State student dead after school warns of possible fentanyl-laced pills
An Ohio State University student died on Thursday after the school sent a warning to students about “fake Adderall pills, which appear to contain fentanyl,” causing an increase in hospi… #ohiostate #hospi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fentanyl suspected in overdose deaths of 3 at LA apartment
Los Angeles police say three men were found dead of suspected drug overdoses involving fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More states allow fentanyl test strips as a tool to prevent overdoses
With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The need for multiple naloxone administrations for opioid overdose reversals: a review of the literature - Abdelal R, Banerjee AR, Carlberg-Racich S, Darwaza N, Ito D, Epstein J.
Background A growing challenge in the opioid epidemic is the rise of highly potent synthetic opioids, (i.e., illicitly manufactured fentanyl [IMF]) entering the US non-prescription opioid market. Successful reversal may require multiple doses of naloxone, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news