Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket

“It’s important that the public and policymakers recognize that the addiction crisis is unfortunately still alive and well. It’s just shifting.” – Adam Leventhal, director of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Addiction Science. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid often sold as a street drug, surpassed prescription opioids in 2015 as the most lethal overdose…


…will a wall stop opiods? Two high-profile legal cases suggest no.

*average fatal dosage size of fentanyl The [Sackler case is]… a reminder than an opioid epidemic that is largely responsible for lowering life expectancy in the United States for the first time since 1980 began quite legally, with a drug manufactured not by a Mexican cartel but by an American pharmaceutical company. illicit fentanyl, which…


Makah police report possible fentanyl-laced marijuana

The Makah Tribal Police Department is warning the public that officers believe they found fentanyl-laced marijuana during a recent arrest … Jasper Bruner, Makah public safety director and police chief, said that when officers field-tested seized marijuana Friday, the test was positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be 50 times stronger than heroin,…