drug overdoses

Drugs

One Pill Can Kill Anti-Drug Campaign

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. The One Pill Can Kill campaign is being used in hopes of spreading awareness that International and domestic criminal drug networks are mass-producing

Drug abuse

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

This photo provided by Nancy Sack shows Carter Lange, Kim Gustavson, Jason Lange, Matthew Gustavson and Travis Gustavson. Nancy Sack’s grandson, Travis Gustavson, died at age 21 in Mankato after overdosing on what he thought was heroin but was actually laced with fentanyl.(Katie Tettam /Nancy Sack via AP) An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug

Opioid epidemic

New Opioid Death Numbers Show COVID Lockdowns Cost Lives

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show deaths involving opioids surged 37 percent between 2019 and 2020. An estimated 69,710 Americans lost their lives due to opioid overdoses last year, bolstering claims the COVID-19 lockdowns cost more than money. They cost lives. “The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse,” The

COVID-19

Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services has observed an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug overdose during the COVID-19 epidemic, according to Dr. Cara Christ, the

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