Stories tagged: overdose
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Two Mount Vernon residents face federal drug charges in connection with counterfeit painkillers after a 17-year-old Bellingham boy died from an overdose last month
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
An Arizona man has become the second arrested on drug charges as authorities investigate the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. Police gave no details on the connection between him …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Naloxone, the drug that can prevent overdose deaths from opioids, will be available to Washingtonians and organizations at pharmacies statewide after the state issued a standing order Wednesday.
Sun., July 28, 2019
After pharmaceutical companies poured billions of opioid pills into Washington, rural counties try to recover
Millions of prescribed opioids poured into rural counties near Spokane from 2006 to 2012, according to recently revealed data. But while the extent of the problem is clearer, the path …
Sat., May 11, 2019
Shane Carson, 31, overdosed on methamphetamine and some type of opioid. But at the time, corrections officers believed he was “detoxing” or experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and they dismissed the concerns …
Fri., April 19, 2019
U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one’s around to notice they’re in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
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
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
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
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
Demi Lovato’s condition is reportedly improving more than a week after she was hospitalized following an apparent drug overdose.
Thu., July 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Spokane police officer carrying Narcan used it to save a man having a drug overdose Tuesday night.
Thu., July 6, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 …