Black market painkiller fentanyl claims almost TEN lives every month

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 […]

With Google, Bitcoins, and USPS, Feds realize it’s stupid easy to buy fentanyl

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 […]

Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose involving painkiller Fentanyl

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 […]