Posted in How Overdose Data is Collected TV 10 Columbus Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Franklin County Ohio Coroner, drug overdose deaths up 15% in 2019

Pre-release data reported by the Associated Press on 2019 opioid overdose deaths indicates that for the first nine months of 2019, opioid overdose deaths rose grew at a faster rate when compared to the same time period in 2018.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs The Guardian

UK Fentanyl deaths on the rise as drug is added to heroin, warns report

UK government urged to consider tighter controls on drug linked to hundreds of UK deaths.

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Posted in DEA Law Enforcement

DEA Finally Takes Aim at Real Cause for Opioid Overdoses

The DEA has proposed new controls for three precursor chemicals used to illicitly manufacture fentanyl.

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Posted in DEA Law Enforcement

DEA Raid Nets 300 Arrests and 600 Pounds of Drugs in Florida

The DEA searched and shut down a dozen Florida pharmacies this week as part of “Operation Cazador,” seizing roughly 200,000 opioid pills, more than 35 weapons and about $3.3 million in assets, NBC News reported Friday. 

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Posted in Law Enforcement

CDC Reports Illicit Fentanyl Appearing in Nearly All Illicit Overdose Deaths

Overall they report about a 5% decrease in Prescription Overdose Deaths when compared to the time frame 2014-2017. Yet in this same time frame, overdoses from illegally manufactured Fentanyl are up 11% with 63% of those reporting combined Fentanyl use with benzodiazepines, cocaine, or methamphetamine.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines How Overdose Data is Collected

CDC Publishes New Statistics on Drug Overdoses

On September 6, 2019 the CDC published updated data on it’s Injury Prevention and Control website and the major takeaway is that drug overdose deaths are continuing to rise.

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DOJ Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, each targeted a county where they focused on prosecuting every readily available case involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of the drug quantity.

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Nov 2018 Provisional Overdose Deaths – CDC

Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem

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The Josh Bloom No Spin Cycle

By R Carter Having followed the opioid overdose data closely, both from my state and from the CDC, I’ve been anticipating press releases from those who want to take center stage and claim credit for the miniscule drop in overdose deaths which have occurred between 2016 and 2017. That is…

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The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

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