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Article Category: Fentanyl

Meth Overtakes Fentanyl As The Most Lethal Drug West Of The Mississippi River

Nathan Yerby ❘

A new CDC report shows that meth caused more fatal overdoses in the United States west of the Mississippi River than fentanyl in 2017.

Virginia Doctor Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

Nathan Yerby ❘

Former doctor Joel Smithers earned $700,000 from unnecessary opioid prescriptions. He'll spend 40 years in prison for fueling the overdose crisis.

Franklin County, Ohio Coroner Reports 10 Fatal Overdoses In Just 26 Hours

Nathan Yerby ❘

Franklin County, the most populous county in Ohio, lost ten residents to drug overdoses in just 26 hours, according to the county coroner.

Mass Overdose At A Party In Pittsburgh Leaves 3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized

Nathan Yerby ❘

Seven men suffered an overdose on white powder laced with fentanyl at a party in Pittsburgh. Three of them lost their lives, and the others barely survived.

The Justice Department Considered Using Fentanyl To Execute Prisoners

Nathan Yerby ❘

Court documents show that the Justice Department considered conducting executions with fentanyl, a practice which two states have already adopted.

The Role Of American Pharmaceutical Companies In The Emerging Indian Opioid Crisis

Jena Hilliard ❘

Facing multiple lawsuits and a government crack-down back home in the U.S., American pharmaceutical companies target the burgeoning opioid market in India.

Update: Aaron Shamo Convicted Of Organizing Plot To Sell Fentanyl On The Dark Web

Nathan Yerby ❘

A jury has convicted Aaron Shamo of leading a conspiracy to sell fentanyl-laced pills throughout America. He will spend the remainder of his life in prison.

Trial Begins In Utah For Aaron Shamo, Alleged Leader Of Dark Web Fentanyl Conspiracy

Nathan Yerby ❘

A trial has begun in Utah for Aaron Shamo, a former Eagle Scout who allegedly earned millions of dollars from selling fentanyl on the Dark Web.

One Third Of Philadelphians Know Someone Killed By Opioid Abuse

Michael Muldoon ❘

Nearly 30% of Philadelphians know someone who has died as a result of opioid use and the issue isn't going away. What can be done?

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