The opioid epidemic is trending in the wrong direction as overdose deaths continue to rise jumping nearly 30 percent from last year across the country.
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America's drug epidemic is the deadliest it has ever been, new federal data suggests.
Reported drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a new high of more than 96,000 in the 12-month period ending March 2021, according to data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Michigan has been chosen to take part in a national strategy to improve care and bring down substance overdoses.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration on Monday issued a public safety alert about a sharp increase of fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Actor Michael K. Williams died from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine," the New York City Medical Examiner's Officer has determined.
A mother and father in North Carolina are facing charges after they were found slumped over overdosing on heroin inside a car that also had their one-year-old son inside.
Genesee County has one of the highest numbers of opioid deaths in the state and the pandemic has only heightened that problem.
Drug overdose deaths rose by close to 30% in the United States in 2020, hitting the highest number ever recorded, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.