overdoses

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by Time, it talks about just how much children and toddlers are affected by the opioid…

The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids. More people died from drug overdose in 2014 than in any other…

Drug fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Drug fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Ian Hamilton, University of York and Mark Monaghan, Loughborough University Seven years ago, fatalities from opiates overtook fatalities due to road accidents in the US. Sadly, the same phenomenon is…

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…