By Associated Press
The “overdose prevention centers” — commonly known as supervised injection sites — have been discussed for years in New York and some other U.S. cities and already exist in Canada, Australia and Europe.
Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many drug users socially isolated and unable to get treatment or other support.
By Laura Santhanam
In our news wrap Thursday, a second COVID-19 vaccine moves closer to emergency authorization, President-elect Biden rounds out his environmental team, Vladimir Putin denies ordering opposition leader's poisoning, more than 340 boys kidnapped in Nigeria are freed, the family that…
For many Americans facing addiction, the pandemic has made life significantly harder. Across the country, overdoses have soared, with more than 40 states reporting increases in opioid-related mortality. But the coronavirus is also changing how addiction medicine can be provided,…
By Stephanie Sy, Mike Fritz
By PBS NewsHour
Suspected cases of drug overdoses soared between March and May, according to data from medical teams,hospitals and the police. According to a Washington Post report, the isolation and economic upheaval caused by the pandemic are fueling this hidden epidemic. Heather…
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
The same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users.
Local law enforcement in Chillicothe, Ohio, have found their own way to respond to a slew of fatal opioid overdoses in their community. The Post Overdose Response Team (PORT) sets out each week to find every person in their county…
In an opioid overdose epidemic that killed more than 53,000 Americans last year and shows no signs of relenting, nearly every community in the nation is fortifying its public health, emergency medical and law enforcement response. But with limited resources,…
Government researchers dove into death certificate data to uncover what drugs are most commonly associated with overdose deaths in the United States. These deaths are on the rise, and heroin is becoming a primarily culprit.
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