Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Police: Wipe Shopping Cart Handles To Avoid Possible Exposure To Fentanyl, Other DrugsAuthorities say deadly drugs like fentanyl can be left on the handles in powder form and enter the victim's body through contact with the skin.
Laxalt Launches Nevada Opioid InitiativeLaxalt said on average, one Nevadan dies per day from drug overdose, and opioid-related overdoses have become the lead cause of death in America.
Medical Assistant Gets 20 Years For Oxycodone Distribution58 year old David A. Litwin, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and distribution of controlled substances. Co-defendant 93 year old Dr. Henri Wetselaar, was also found guilty.
Gov. Sandoval Leading Taskforce To Stop Opioid AbuseThe group will hear updates from state and federal agencies regarding how they're working to combat the opioid crisis in the Silver State.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
AG Laxalt And Others Trying To Squash Opioid EpidemicAG Laxalt and other participating states have begun demanding documents and information from manufacturer and distributors of prescription opioids.
Health District Participates In Overdose Awareness DayA free Overdose Prevention Training will be held and an overdose prevention kit with two doses of naloxone, an opioid antagonist, will be provided to the first 60 people who attend the training.
Doctor Gets 10 Years In Prison For Oxycodone DistributionFollowing a 10-week jury trial, on March 23, 2017, 93-year old Dr. Henri Wetselaar was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (oxycodone); distribution of controlled substances; money laundering; and structuring of money transactions.
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.