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

Man convicted of manslaughter after teen overdose on fentanyl

Man convicted of manslaughter after teen overdose on fentanyl

An Ontario man has been found guilty of manslaughter for giving a 17-year-old girl the fentanyl that caused her death by overdose. At trial, the court heard how Simcoe, Ontario, teen Rachel Cook exchanged text messages and met Derrick Adams in the days before she was found “unconscious and unresponsive on her bed” by a … Read more

The FDA is taking steps to allow some overdose reversal drugs for over-the-counter sale

The FDA is taking steps to allow some overdose reversal drugs for over-the-counter sale

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice that could help increase access to naloxone overdose reversal drugs without the need for a prescription, paving the way for more of these drugs to be available for over-the-counter use. Naloxone is a drug that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and quickly reverses … Read more

Former Los Angeles Angels employee sentenced to at least 20 years for overdose death by Tyler Skaggs

Former Los Angeles Angels employee sentenced to at least 20 years for overdose death by Tyler Skaggs

Former Los Angeles Angels employee sentenced to at least 20 years for overdose death by Tyler Skaggs – CBS Los Angeles Watch CBS News A former Los Angeles Angels employee was convicted Thursday of providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas. Joy Benedict reports. Be the first … Read more

Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die Saturday

Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die Saturday

Police in Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded Saturday to three separate calls for drug overdose that killed five people. Read more: Investment Scams Rise in Okanagan “As of 8:13 a.m., the BC Ambulance Service told police … Read more

Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die Saturday

Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die Saturday

Police in Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded Saturday to three separate calls for drug overdose that killed five people. Read more: Investment Scams Rise in Okanagan “As of 8:13 a.m., the BC Ambulance Service told police … Read more

Luke Bell Autopsy Reveals Country Singer Died of Accidental Fentanyl Overdose: Report

Luke Bell Autopsy Reveals Country Singer Died of Accidental Fentanyl Overdose: Report

Local officials have determined that country music singer Luke Bell has died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, according to a news report. Bell, 32, was found dead on Aug. 29 in Tucson, Arizona, near where he was last seen before being reported missing on Aug. 20, Tucson police said at the time. An autopsy report … Read more

LAPD arrests teen for death from fentanyl overdose of 15-year-old student

LAPD arrests teen for death from fentanyl overdose of 15-year-old student

LAPD arrests teen for death from fentanyl overdose of 15-year-old college student – CBS Los Angeles Watch CBS News Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection to the death of a 15-year-old girl and the overdose of another teenage girl in Hollywood Wednesday. Jeff Nguyen reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications … Read more

Eminem reflects on a near-fatal overdose in 2007 and how sobriety helped his music – Access

Eminem reflects on a near-fatal overdose in 2007 and how sobriety helped his music – Access

Eminem reflects on a near-fatal overdose in 2007 and how sobriety helped his musicAccess Eminem talks about near-fatal overdose that led him to sobrietyThe blast Eminem Explains Why He Deleted The Notorious ‘Relapse 2’ AlbumUPROXX Eminem talks about near-fatal overdoseET Canada See full coverage on Google News

One-year-old Kelowna, BC who took an overdose, makes a full recovery

One-year-old Kelowna, BC who took an overdose, makes a full recovery

The one-year-old boy who suffered an illegal drug overdose in Kelowna, BC, last Wednesday has made a full recovery. The child is now under the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and the Kelowna RCMP says they are continuing to investigate what happened. Read more: 1-year-old Kelowna recovering from ‘possible drug … Read more