Stories tagged: overdose
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
It would take only 118 pounds of fentanyl to kill 25 million people. The fatal potential of even glancing contact with fentanyl is a major reason why national security experts …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new opioid Friday for use in health care settings, rejecting criticism from some of its own advisors that it would inevitably be …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it’s …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
Demi Lovato’s mother says the pop star is doing well nearly two months after she suffered an overdose, but she admits there was a time they weren’t sure whether Lovato …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Demi Lovato’s condition is reportedly improving more than a week after she was hospitalized following an apparent drug overdose.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Demi Lovato is awake and responsive, but the reason for the “Sober” singer’s Tuesday morning collapse, which brought emergency responders to her Los Angeles home, remains a mystery.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Drug overdoses fell in Spokane County in 2017, in yet another sign the trend of opioid-related deaths may be reversing in Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
A Spokane Sheriff’s deputy administered opioid overdose reversing drug to an unconscious person found in a Spokane Valley home Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year – the latest evidence the nation’s drug crisis is getting worse.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Suspect allegedly texted about overdose, rape and death, then used victim’s thumb to hack iPhone in attempt to cover up crime
A Lynnwood man raped a teenager as she was dying from a drug overdose, then hacked into her cellphone in an attempt to cover up the death, according to police …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Deaths from opioid-related overdoses jumped nearly 160 percent in Vermont between 2010 and 2016 and continue to rise while more than half of the 266 young children in state custody …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
In an effort to curb addiction to prescription drugs, Washington’s Health Care Authority will limit the quantity of opioids that doctors can prescribe to Medicaid patients starting Nov. 1.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
A Spokane police officer carrying Narcan used it to save a man having a drug overdose Tuesday night.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
A 28-year-old woman who sold a fatal dose of heroin to another woman in 2015 has been sentenced to over three years in prison.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
A woman charged with controlled substance homicide and promoting a suicide attempt in connection to her adult daughter’s death has had all charges against her dropped.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Carfentanil and fentanyl are driving forces in the most deadly drug epidemic the United States has ever seen. Because of their potency, it’s not just addicts who are increasingly at …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
A Spokane attorney is trying to get his client’s controlled substance homicide charge dismissed by arguing there isn’t enough evidence to prove she delivered the drugs that her adult daughter …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince’s death continues. The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Officials say an Idaho man admitted he was guilty of failing to report the death of another man after a fatal overdose.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Seattle police are warning heroin users about dangerous purity levels after several recent overdoses.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
The number of people dying from opioid overdoses spiked in Spokane County in 2015, new data from the Washington Department of Health shows.