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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Testimony continued Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that boosts the penalties for fentanyl, heroin and human trafficking, the fourth hearing held on the piece… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A man charged with providing the drugs that led to an overdose death of a Scioto County jail inmate is scheduled for trial next week. Perry Steele… Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. went up slightly last year after two big leaps during the pandemic. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the… Read More
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The U.S. government issued a grave new warning Wednesday about a cocktail of illegal street drugs made of fentanyl and xylazine that’s fueling another wave of American… Read More
WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — A Congressional hearing on fentanyl brought some of the Biden administration’s key drug officials together to examine how to address what is now the leading cause of… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fentanyl testing strips would be decriminalized under a bill passed by the Ohio House. Lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal that proponents say would help prevent… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been raising a terrifying alarm in recent weeks. According to the DEA, bright-colored fentanyl pills designed to hook children have… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The opioid epidemic has ravaged the United States, with the drug fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, delivering particularly fatal outcomes. Fentanyl’s high potency combined with its low production… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say several police officers were exposed to a substance believed to be the powerful opioid fentanyl during a drug bust. Huntington police… Read More
The traffickers were caught with 11.9 kilograms of fentanyl — enough to kill nearly 6 million people, by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s standard.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a joint task force in Ohio has seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl large enough to kill the state’s population “many times over.” A… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is dismissing a legislator’s proposal to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to execute death row inmates as the state struggles to… Read More
The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state drugs to use in executions has capital punishment at a virtual standstill in Ohio. A state lawmaker said he has a… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a retired West Virginia sheriff’s deputy and his son have been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Thursday announced the… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia deputy was hospitalized after coming into contact with the dangerous opioid fentanyl. WCHS-TV reports that Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said the deputy… Read More
Two newly released sets of government data show that the death toll from the nation’s opioid crisis may finally be dropping and also reveal the scale of the pain pill… Read More
Some manufacturers evaded scrutiny by slightly modifying the molecular structures of substances. Monday’s announcement “puts a wider array of substances under regulation,” a Chinese official says.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses… Read More
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.
The coroner in Ohio’s largest county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl. The Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office in northeast Ohio says deaths from the… Read More