Article Category: Overdose

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Alcohol use among young adults decreased by 50% from 2002 to 2018. Millennials and Gen Z are now drinking less than ever before.

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges

Suzette Gomez ❘

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to 3 opioid criminal charges on October 21, 2020 and pay $8.3 billion.

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.

Illicit Opioid Use Risks More Than Overdose

Michael Muldoon ❘

Illicit opioid use is responsible for overdose deaths, but research has also linked it to increased likelihood of death from other causes.

New Study Reveals Drastic Increase In Meth And Fentanyl Use In The Past 6 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.

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