California high school students treated for suspected drug overdoses

California high school students treated for suspected drug overdoses

California high school students treated for suspected drug overdoses – CBS News Watch CBS News Panicked parents and first responders rushed to Van Nuys Middle School in Los Angeles, where 10 students were treated for suspected drug overdoses on Thursday. Danya Bacchus reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live … Read more

There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia. Is drug decriminalization the solution?

There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia.  Is drug decriminalization the solution?

In October, the ACT announced it had passed legislation decriminalizing possession of illegal drugs. It is the first jurisdiction in Australia to do so. “The ACT has led the nation with a progressive approach to reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs with a focus on distraction, access to treatment and rehabilitation, and reducing the … Read more

Scientists may have developed a fentanyl vaccine

Scientists may have developed a fentanyl vaccine

Scientists believe they’ve developed a vaccine that stops fentanyl from entering the brain and keeps users from getting high – a breakthrough hailed as a “game changer” in the fight against the opioid overdose epidemic. When tested on rats, the vaccine produced “significant amounts” of anti-fentanyl antibodies that latched onto the deadly addictive synthetic opioid, … Read more

Scientists may have developed a fentanyl vaccine

Scientists may have developed a fentanyl vaccine

Scientists believe they’ve developed a vaccine that stops fentanyl from entering the brain and keeps users from getting high – a breakthrough hailed as a “game changer” in the fight against the opioid overdose epidemic. When tested on rats, the vaccine produced “significant amounts” of anti-fentanyl antibodies that latched onto the deadly addictive synthetic opioid, … Read more

Aaron Carter Rejected the Pill That Killed a Friend in 2015: Report

Aaron Carter Rejected the Pill That Killed a Friend in 2015: Report

Aaron Carter claimed he narrowly avoided a fatal overdose in an interview he gave several weeks before he was found dead in his bathtub. Carter said he turned down a pill offered to him by his friend and club promoter Mark Fogerty — who took it and died that same night, Carter told the US … Read more

‘Face Off’ Laney Chantal dies aged 33 after accidental overdose

‘Face Off’ Laney Chantal dies aged 33 after accidental overdose

Celebrity makeup artist and former reality TV star Laney Chantal died this week of an accidental drug overdose. She was 33. Chantal, whose real name is Alaina Chantal Parkhurst, died Monday in Milford, Michigan, her family confirmed in a public obituary, writing that she had “wrestled with various mental illnesses throughout her adult life.” Chantal, … Read more

‘Bad batch’ of drugs believed to be in overdose peak in Peterborough, Ont. area – Peterborough

‘Bad batch’ of drugs believed to be in overdose peak in Peterborough, Ont.  area – Peterborough

A recent spike in suspected drug overdose prompted Peterborough Public Health to issue a new drug poisoning warning on Wednesday. The health unit has not disclosed the number of drug poisoning incidents, but said an “increase” is likely attributed to reports this week of a “bad batch” of drugs circulating in Peterborough and Peterborough counties. … Read more

Don’t cook your chicken in NyQuil: FDA warns of social media challenge

Don’t cook your chicken in NyQuil: FDA warns of social media challenge

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against cooking chicken in NyQuil after a social media challenge encouraging young viewers to try it went viral. “One social media trend that relies on peer pressure is online video clips of people abusing non-prescription drugs and encouraging viewers to do the same,” the FDA wrote. … Read more

Don’t cook your chicken in NyQuil: FDA warns of social media challenge

Don’t cook your chicken in NyQuil: FDA warns of social media challenge

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against cooking chicken in NyQuil after a social media challenge encouraging young viewers to try it went viral. “One social media trend that relies on peer pressure is online video clips of people abusing non-prescription drugs and encouraging viewers to do the same,” the FDA wrote. … Read more

Deadly overdoses linked to synthetic opioid called Nitazene

Deadly overdoses linked to synthetic opioid called Nitazene

According to a new CDC report, a type of synthetic opioid is on the rise, leading to overdose deaths. These opioids, known as nitazenes, were Developed over 60 years ago as a possible pain reliever. They have never been approved for clinical use in the United States. According to the Department of Health, overdose deaths … Read more