Nebraska used a lethal injection of four drugs in a never-before-tried combination, including the powerful opioid fentanyl, to carry out its first execution in more than two decades.
Available data from the provinces and territories indicate that at least 2,923 people died from apparent opioid-related overdoses between January and September 2017.
DEATHS linked to super-strength opioid painkiller fentanyl have trebled in the last three years to almost 10 a month, figures show. National Crime Agency data illustrates how the potentially deadly prescription medicine, up to 100 times more potent than morphine, is leaking on to the black market where it is mixed with heroin and other […]
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer) A congressional report released Wednesday lays out just how easy it is for Americans to buy the deadly opioid fentanyl from Chinese suppliers online and have it shipped to them via the government’s own postal service. The report also lays out just how difficult the practice will be to […]
This Calgary mother whose son who died of fentanyl overdose wants you to be able to spot the warning signs
When Conner Clark died of a fentanyl overdose in 2013, few Albertans had even heard of the drug. In the first 11 months of 2017, the death toll hit 460.
Jerod Harris Singer Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose that included opioid painkiller Fentanyl, the medical examiner-coroner for the county of Los Angeles announced on Friday. Petty passed away suddenly last October but the cause of his death had remained unclear until now. The singer suffered from knee and hip problems and had […]
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s. CBC | Health News
Fentanyl test strips don’t always detect the presence of the deadly opioid and could give drug users a false sense of security, Health Canada is warning. CBC | Health News
Fentanyl tests strips are being used off label, but legality, liability and fears of creating a false sense of security are preventing them from being widely available to the public. CBC | Health News
The majestically dumb comments Conservative MP Peter Kent made about marijuana earlier this week suggest that the Tories’ re-branding efforts are not going particularly smoothly. CBC | Health News