Category Archives: Drug Overdose

Police And Other Agencies Are Adopting New Overdose-Tracking Systems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York’s Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. The information is entered into a new overdose-tracking system that provides near real-time glimpses into […]

New Government Report Shows Meth Kills More People In Western Regions Of US

NEW YORK (AP) — Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it’s a different story. Meth is the bigger killer, a new government report shows. Nationwide, most deaths still involve opioid drugs like fentanyl and heroin. But in 2017, the stimulant meth was the drug […]

Federal Judge Rules Supervised Injection Sites Meant To Prevent Overdoses Are Legal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that supervised injection sites designed to prevent overdoses do not violate federal drug laws, giving advocates in Philadelphia and perhaps elsewhere a boost in their efforts to open them. U.S. District Judge Gerald A. McHugh said there’s no evidence that Congress intended 1980s-era drug laws to cover […]

Man On LSD Falls Into Lake At Disneyland Paris, Found Naked After Massive Search

Surely being the target of a 130-person Disneyland Paris manhunt is enough to expand one’s consciousness? Hopefully, a Swiss man who fell in one of the amusement park’s lakes on Friday night, shortly after ingesting LSD with his girlfriend, thinks so. Pirate’s Beach in Adventureland was the site of the debacle, which began when a […]

Pharmacist Creates Delivery Service Of Naloxone To Treat Opioid Overdoses

A Chicago pharmacist is filling orders for the life-saving drug naloxone and delivering the opioid overdose reversal medication to 35 states through an online service he created. James Lott, the founder of Script Health, said that his goal is to get naloxone into the hands of as many people as possible. Most of the orders […]