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The Candidates Have it Wrong About Heroin in New Hampshire and Elsewhere

Mariana van Zeller | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Mariana van Zeller

These days, across New England, firefighters respond to more overdoses than fires. So many addicts have been found unconscious in bathroom stalls that fast food chains like Dunkin' Donuts have changed their locks to make it easier for first responders.

Powerful Opioid Fentanyl Blamed For Spike In U.S. Drug Overdoses

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

March 18 (Reuters) - Federal drug enforcement officials on Wednesday issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl, a powerful opioid ofte...

Bad Cocaine Mixture Kills 3 In North Carolina; One Suspect Arrested

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

Dec 8 (Reuters) - North Carolina authorities have arrested a man after three people died and 10 were made sick at the weekend after using cocaine la...

Woman Answers To Accusations That She Was Involved In Her Boyfriend's Drug Overdose

Posted 03.18.2015 | Dr. Phil

In March 2013, just a few weeks before his 21st birthday, Chris was found dead from an overdose of Fentanyl, a drug that is 100-times more potent than...

Demand Disturbingly High For Fentanyl-Laced 'Killer Heroin'

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 02.17.2014 | Crime

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, a...

WATCH: All Your Questions About Heroin And Fentanyl Answered

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With up to 50 bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, police are speculating that a deadly strain of the drug may have been involv...

Philip Seymour Hoffman And The Terrible Heroin Deaths In The Shadows

The Atlantic | Posted 02.03.2014 | Celebrity

Now that Hoffman is gone the one purpose his passing can offer is to bring into sharp focus the fact that overdose deaths are an uncontained, growing ...

Deadly, Ultra-Potent Heroin Kills Dozens In Northeast

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania medical examiner reports more than a dozen people have died in recent weeks from overdosing on laced heroin thought to be sweeping the ...

Fentanyl Pain Patches To Be Relabeled Following Child Deaths

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Sept 23 (Reuters) - Companies that make fentanyl pain patches are being required to change the writing on the products so they can be seen more easi...

Another Legal Door Opens for 'American Beauty' Murderess Kristin Rossum

Caitlin Rother | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

Since 2002, Rossum has been serving a life sentence without parole at Chowchilla state prison after being convicted of poisoning her husband with a powerful and fast-acting narcotic painkiller, then staging a suicide scene by sprinkling rose petals over his body. Now, her case is heating up again.

New Heroin Strand, 'Black Shadow,' May Contain Deadly Compound

Detroit Free Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Detroit

t the 99-bed St. John Providence Brighton Center for Recovery, more clients are coming in these days addicted to opiates, including heroin. "Our 18...

One Man Allegedly Smokes What We Thought Was Un-Smokable

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

Put this in your pipe and smoke it. A man allegedly overdosed from smoking his girlfriend's medicated back patch, Greenfield, Wis. police say. ...

'Intervention': Addict Was Sexually Abused As A Child

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

Terry's life started to spiral out of control at a young age. By the time he was featured on "Intervention," he was divorced, living with his parents ...

Jay Bennett, Ex-Wilco Member, Died Of Pain Killer Overdose: Coroner

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Former Wilco guitarist Jay Bennett died of an overdose of a pain killer, a coroner said Tuesday, and authorities are viewing h...

Fentanyl Painkiller Patches Recalled

AP | NATASHA T. METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Patches containing the prescription painkiller fentanyl were recalled Tuesday, because of a flaw that could cause patients or careg...