Stories tagged: overdose
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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
German prosecutors say a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication had at least 43 victims.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Albertson Safeway pharmacies in North Idaho have begun offering a potentially lifesaving antidote for fatal overdoses of heroin and opiod drugs. The antidote is available without a prescription.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Hoping to reduce the death toll in the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for the development of a cellphone app that could …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Between 1999 and 2014, the number of middle-aged white women dying annually from opiate overdoses shot up 400 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
A tentative trial date has been set for a man accused of forcing a 22-year-old to eat a lethal dose of methamphetamine in Post Falls.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Spokane’s opioid treatment program Tuesday to push for $920 million in federal funding to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
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 …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Shaun Patrick Kelly was arraigned on a murder charge Monday for allegedly forcing a Post Falls man to eat a lethal dose of methamphetamine at gunpoint.
Wed., July 6, 2016
The grandson of a former Post Falls mayor died last August after investigators say he was forced at gunpoint to eat a fatal dose of methamphetamine.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
A drug that can reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses will soon be available to anyone in Washington and Idaho without a prescription.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, whose lives ended with an overdose.
UPDATED: Thu., June 2, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Seattle police say bicycle officers have saved three people from potentially fatal heroin overdoses since they started carrying an overdose reversal drug in mid-March.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Prince’s final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It’s possible the innovative musician’s demise represents one of the most public …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
Three people died of apparent drug overdoses in less than three hours Wednesday morning, leading law enforcement in Spokane to warn of “a possible lethal batch of drugs.”
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Walgreens is installing medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores across the U.S. in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark …
Tue., June 17, 2014, 8:52 a.m.
EPHRATA, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office is preparing for the Paradiso electronic dance music festival on the last weekend in June at the Gorge Amphitheater at George.
Mon., July 1, 2013, 6:23 a.m.
QUINCY, Wash. — A drug overdose victim died over the weekend and many others were sickened after taking a potent mixture of a drug called “Molly” at The Gorge Amphitheatre.