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.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
The video is the latest eyebrow-raising piece of evidence in the trial, which has put a spotlight on the federal government's efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly drug crisis.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
Heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed.
By María Verza, Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is helping fuel a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
In our Thursday news wrap, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted his frustration toward congressional Democrats, while Pelosi said determining border security policy requires a “cost-benefit…
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
"Hardly anyone talks about this problem in Puerto Rico. It's like it doesn't exist," says Rafael Torruella, program director for a needle exchange program in Puerto Rico.
By Lewis S. Nelson, Jeanmarie Perrone
Reports that merely being in a room with fentanyl, a powerful opioid, or its analogues can poison you don't match the action and effects of these drugs.
By Grant Schulte, Associated Press
Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.
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