Category Archives: Fentanyl

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Considers Ban on Drugs That Mimic Fentanyl

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced on Monday that he would propose legislation that would ban drugs that mimic fentanyl, saying he would make the issue the second proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda. The move is a response to the ongoing crisis of opioid-related overdoses and deaths that continues […]

Bulletin Warns Law Enforcement Agencies Against Fentanyl Disguised As Weed

A local television news station in Utah reported on Tuesday that a bulletin has been issued to law enforcement agencies warning officers of the dangers of fentanyl “disguised to look like marijuana.” Citing an “internal law enforcement bulletin” of unidentified origin, KUTV in Salt Lake City reported in an online written story that instances of […]

Pittsburgh Man Charged For Causing Mass Overdose At Afterparty

A Pittsburgh man has been charged with causing a mass overdose at an early Sunday morning afterparty that led to the deaths of three people. Four others who also overdosed were transported to the hospital following the incident that occurred at an apartment on the city’s South Side after an event at a nearby nightclub. […]

Small Study Finds Regular Cannabis Users Need More Sedation For Medical Procedures

A small study by Colorado researchers has determined that regular cannabis users may need more sedation during medical procedures. A report on the two-year study, conducted by researchers at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, was published on Monday in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors of the study noted that the continuing legalization of cannabis […]

Upper New York Police Issue Caution After Seizing Fentanyl-Laced Weed

Police departments in upstate New York are issuing a warning about dangerous street drugs after seizing cannabis laced with fentanyl. The powerful drug has been a factor in a multitude of overdose deaths in the United States, which is still in the grips of an epidemic of opioid addiction. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said that […]