fentanyl

Delivered ‘Like A Pizza’: Why Killer Drug Fentanyl Is So Hard To Stop

Delivered ‘Like A Pizza’: Why Killer Drug Fentanyl Is So Hard To Stop

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR The latest chart of overdose deaths in Massachusetts shows a climbing blue line labeled “fentanyl.” Pick a spot on that line in mid-August and picture…

Saturday claims 7 overdose deaths in Cleveland

Saturday claims 7 overdose deaths in Cleveland

By Mike Priesing Heroin and its wave of destruction claims 7 overdose deaths on Saturday, warnings by authorities in the area have been issued regarding the lethal drugs on the…

Deadly Opioid, Carfentanil, Cause of Recent Mass Overdoses

Deadly Opioid, Carfentanil, Cause of Recent Mass Overdoses

Deadly Opioid, Carfentanil, Cause of Recent Mass Overdoses By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by NPR, an opioid that is typically used as an elephant tranquilizer is allegedly…

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids sold as counterfeits in deadly new trend

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids sold as counterfeits in deadly new trend

Samuel Banister, Stanford University; Axel Adams, University of California, San Francisco, and Roy Gerona, University of California, San Francisco In March and April, 56 people in the Sacramento area were…

Do opioids make pain worse?

Peter Grace, University of Colorado The opium poppy is arguably the oldest painkiller known to man, with its use being described by the ancient civilizations. Opium mimics the body’s…