Stories tagged: fentanyl
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Tech swapped fentanyl for saline solution, Iowa hospital says
A Des Moines hospital says a pharmacy tech has admitted that he removed a potent painkiller from hundreds of vials and replaced it with saline solution.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 6 A.M.
Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic
It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
FDA panels urge stronger minimum dosages of naloxone
A rise in overdose deaths from heroin laced with fentanyl and other powerful additives prompted two federal advisory committees on Wednesday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration authorize …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 6:52 P.M.
Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally
The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar …
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 4:56 P.M.
Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl
MINNEAPOLIS – Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times more …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:38 P.M.
Prosecution trend: After fatal OD, dealer charged with death
A growing number of dealers around the nation face prosecution for the fatal heroin and fentanyl overdoses of their customers. Michael Millette was charged not just with drug dealing, but …
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses
Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, whose lives ended with an overdose.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 2:18 P.M.
Prince died of opioid overdose, official says
CHICAGO – Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at …
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 3:11 P.M.
Opioid deaths are focus of concern in Spokane, but new law could help
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday confirmed one of three local fatal drug overdoses on March 9 was related to heroin. William L. Hubbard, 21, died from an …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Suspected fentanyl overdoses: Death toll rises to 9
The death toll from suspected overdoses of a powerful painkiller on the streets of the Sacramento, Calif., region rose to nine Friday as officials raced to find the source of …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
DEA agents raid suspected fentanyl lab in Seattle
Federal agents have raided a Seattle home to remove dangerous chemicals used to make the synthetic opiate known as fentanyl.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Drug shortages may hinder care
Spokane paramedics are concerned that nationwide medication shortages will keep them from providing the best emergency care, the Spokane Fire Department announced Wednesday. Brian Schaeffer, assistant fire chief, said Wednesday …
SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2009
Suspect says he’s ‘just addicted’
Cory Morse first learned about the opiate fentanyl watching a show on the Discovery Channel last summer, the 22-year-old Spokane man said in an interview Friday at the Spokane County …
FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009, 7:49 P.M.
Suspect claims he targeted only discarded drugs
Suspect in nursing home drug thefts denies stealing pain-killers from invalid residents. Cory Morse, in a jailhouse interview, contends he dug through containers of medical waste to find the fentanyl …