Article Category: <span>Overdose</span>

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads to Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

New Study Reveals Drastic Increase in Meth and Fentanyl Use in the Past Six Years

Nathan Yerby ❘

New research shows that the use of meth and fentanyl has increased substantially from 2013 to 2019, often as co-occurring substance use disorders.

Prosecutors Charge Five Men for Fatal Alcohol Poisoning of Underage Student at Fraternity Party

Nathan Yerby ❘

Prosecutors in Orange County, CA have charged five UC Irvine fraternity brothers for the fatal alcohol poisoning of Noah Domingo, an 18-year-old student.

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.

Florida Woman Charged with Killing Disabled Grandson by Drug Overdose

Jena Hilliard ❘

An elderly woman is facing second-degree murder charges after admitting to killing her disabled grandson with a fatal overdose of drugs.

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.

Man Injecting Himself with Large Amounts of Cocaine To Feel

Krystina Murray ❘

After 8 years of opioid addiction treatment, Paul Moore was injecting cocaine into his arms and legs multiple times a day in order to “feel something.”

Mass Overdose at a Party in Pittsburgh Leaves Three Dead, Four 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.

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