Stories tagged: overdose deaths
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Health officials say the number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state.
Tue., March 6, 2018
Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year – the latest evidence the nation’s drug crisis is getting worse.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
A western Montana pain doctor was found guilty Monday of 22 felonies, including two counts of negligent homicide for the overdose deaths of two of his patients.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
A western Montana jury is deliberating the case of a doctor charged with overprescribing opiates, leading to the overdose deaths of two patients.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
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.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
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 …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
A federal grant aimed at stopping overdose deaths will expand access to naloxone.
Mon., June 7, 2010
A new law that takes effect Thursday in Washington aims to encourage people to report drug overdoses.