Stories tagged: overdoses
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Seattle police warn people about dangerous heroin purity
Seattle police are warning heroin users about dangerous purity levels after several recent overdoses.
Wed., March 12, 2014
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
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 …
Fri., July 15, 2011
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 …