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.
The DEA has proposed new controls for three precursor chemicals used to illicitly manufacture fentanyl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem
Share the News LikeBy 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….
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.
The combination of poor research standards, profit motive, compromised ethics, ideological bias, political pressure and a rush to judgement by the press, is a bad combination when making policy which affects the health and lives of millions