Opioid overdose deaths among middle-aged black men have increased 245 percent in the past three years in Washington, D.C.
New provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12-month period that ended July 2017, a potentially hopeful sign that policies aimed at curbing the death toll may be working.
House Bill 159 would cut the number of days’ supply of opioid pills in a single prescription.
The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the past two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. And federal officials say that, based on…
A CDC report explores the consequences of a spice-use epidemic that swept through Anchorage in 2015. Investigators believe 40 percent of the synthetic drug’s users were homeless and four people died during the epidemic.
AST Sgt. Luis Nieves says the deadlier narcotic is here, and suppliers are pushing sales as fishing season earnings and BBNC dividend checks put more cash in the market.
Alaska State Troopers are reporting the presence of high levels of Fentanyl in what was suspected heroin seized in Quinhagak.
The number of hospitalizations for heroin related causes nearly doubled in the state from 2008 to 2012.
A prison officer discovered the inmates, who authorities aren’t naming, on July 24 at 3 p.m.
46-year old man found in a bathroom on Saturday morning.