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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in Connecticut park

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Curbing the ‘Opioid Epidemic’: UW pain specialist will talk in Spokane next week

“The Opioid Epidemic” will be presented April 19 by Dr. David Tauben, pain medicine expert and University of Washington School of Medicine professor


Washington nurses, health care workers are dying of opioid overdoses

Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …


As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Meth, often mixed with opioids, leads spike in Spokane County drug overdose deaths

Spokane police haven’t busted a methamphetamine lab in at least three years, almost the same amount of time Breaking Bad and its methamphetamine-cooking protagonist have been off the air. But …


Seattle police warn people about dangerous heroin purity

Seattle police are warning heroin users about dangerous purity levels after several recent overdoses.


WSU tests naloxone, heroin overdose nasal spray

A nasal spray capable of countering the immediate effects of heroin or prescription pain pill overdoses could be in Washington State University students’ hands by fall. The project from WSU’s …


Deaths linked to prescription drugs plunge in Spokane County

The number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Spokane County has plummeted over the past three years. The number of such deaths in the county has dropped 40 percent, comparing …


Man taken into custody later dies

A 30-year-old man who lost consciousness while in Coeur d’Alene police custody died early Thursday at Kootenai Medical Center. Nicholas Andrew Clason was pronounced dead at the hospital, where he …