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Article Category: Overdose

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 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 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.

Drug Dealer Charged In Connection With Death Of Mac Miller

Jena Hilliard ❘

Prosecutors have charged drug dealer Cameron James Pettit in connection with the overdose of rapper Mac Miller by supplying counterfiet Oxycodone pills.

Man Accused Of Murdering Wife With Heroin-Laced Cereal

Jena Hilliard ❘

A Michigan man has been charged with murder by putting a fatal dose of heroin into his wife's cereal nearly 5 years after her death.

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?

Meth Overdoses And Seizures On The Rise

Krystina Murray ❘

The number of meth overdoses and seizures are on the rise across the country, as the rates of meth use skyrocket in many areas.

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