Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine
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 amount of fentanyl the Drug Enforcement Administration has seized this year is the most they've seen in history, and they're expecting things to ramp up in the last few days of the year, especially around New Year's Eve.
U.S Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a man in connection to a record-breaking seizure of methamphetamine in Arizona.
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office says a deputy stopped the driver in Overgaard and arrested the person for transporting and possessing drugs.
The Scottsdale Police Chief says the drugs in this form are what's driving our opioid crisis, not just in Arizona, but across the country.
The counties blamed pharmacies operated by CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion, their attorney said.
Fentanyl is now being called the 'most dangerous drug' as overdose deaths increase across Arizona.
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.
The City of San Francisco is pursuing a policy to allow safe consumption sites to address the problem of drug overdoses and open use on city streets.
Investigators determined that Adler Metcalf, 22, and Sandy Acuna, 20, were responsible for possessing the Fentanyl that killed their 15-month-old son, who died from an overdose back in September.
The family released a statement Thursday saying that Ehlinger “was a victim of an accidental overdose of what was believed to be Xanax laced with toxic drugs including deadly Fentanyl.”
Maricopa County has become the first local government in Arizona to sign on to a massive settlement agreement with pharmaceutical companies over the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Officials with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office say they have had more overdose deaths than COVID-19 deaths in 2020. In fact, they get a fentanyl-related call every couple days.
Police also took the baby's 26-year-old mother into custody after the child was revived.
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.
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.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has acknowledged that he, not a doctor, concluded a deputy overdosed from fentanyl exposure while searching a vehicle for drugs.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids.
Fifteen states have reached a $4.5 billion settlement in OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan.