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Overdose deaths from meth, other drugs up in LA County during pandemic

1 month ago   |   ABC

Fueled by the pandemic, Los Angeles County is seeing a marked increase in deaths linked to accidental overdoses on meth and other drugs, a new report says.
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State Police: 2 in Rensselaer County overdose on fentanyl-laced cocaine

1 month ago   |   Times Union

State Police are investigating fentanyl-laced cocaine overdoses.
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Lancaster man charged in overdose death

Lancaster man charged in overdose death

1 month ago   |   WGAL

Police say Noel Thompson sold fentanyl to a person who took the drugs and died.
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Nurse Fired for Giving Inmates COVID Vaccine Overdose Asks for Reinstatement, Back Pay

2 monthes ago   |   Newsweek

Amanda Dodson was fired following an investigation uncovered that 77 inmates were injected with up to six times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
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Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing

Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing

2 monthes ago   |   KCCI

One of two Iowa prison nurses fired for accidentally giving dozens of inmates large overdoses of the coronavirus vaccine is appealing her termination
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Johnson & Johnson, leading US drug distributors agree to $26-billion settlement with states over their roles in opioid epidemic

Johnson & Johnson, leading US drug distributors agree to $26-billion settlement with states over their roles in opioid epidemic

2 monthes ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

US pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson and the nation's three biggest drug distributors have agreed to pay a combined $26 billion to end the legal liability for their...
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Opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

Opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

2 monthes ago   |   Politico

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a...
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State Attorneys General Reach A $26 Billion National Opioid Settlement

State Attorneys General Reach A $26 Billion National Opioid Settlement

2 monthes ago   |   NPR

Payouts will be spread over the next 18 years, with much of the funding going to help communities struggling with high rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
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U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II

U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II

2 monthes ago   |   NPR

The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men than other...
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'Never again': New funding to help combat opioid addiction in Seminole County

'Never again': New funding to help combat opioid addiction in Seminole County

2 monthes ago   |   WESH

In July, the U.S. reported that last year saw a record number of overdose deaths.
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FHP: 77-year-old bicyclist killed after being hit from behind by car in Oviedo

FHP: 77-year-old bicyclist killed after being hit from behind by car in Oviedo

A bicyclist is dead after being hit from behind by a car in Oviedo Saturday morning. Read more ...

Silver Alert declared for missing 82-year-old Indiana man

Silver Alert declared for missing 82-year-old Indiana man

The Huntingburg Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Raymond Underwood, an 82-year-old white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 185 pounds, gray hair with brown... Read more ...

DOC says Linn County inmate escaped work release

DOC says Linn County inmate escaped work release

Anyone with information about Leo Alan Ray's locations should call police. Read more ...

What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

Stay hydrated and stay in cool areas. Read more ...

Catherine Oxenberg feared daughter had suicide pact with NXIVM sex cult

Catherine Oxenberg feared daughter had suicide pact with NXIVM sex cult

"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how she wrested her daughter India away from the clutches of Keith Raniere's sex slave group NXIVM. Read more ...

Biden spending over $2B to halt border wall construction amid migrant crisis

Biden spending over $2B to halt border wall construction amid migrant crisis

A GOP report issued found that at least 20 percent of the $10 billion received by the Pentagon for border wall construction has been spent on guarding construction sides and... Read more ...

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder leads in crowded California guv...

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder leads in crowded California guv recall race

Larry Elder polled at 16 percent while Caitlyn Jenner has 4 percent of backers. While Gov. Gavin Newsom still has 48 percent of support, 43 percent of people polled said they'd... Read more ...

At march for slain National Guard member, family cries out for justice

The family of slain 19-year-old Chrys Carvajal took to the streets Saturday, chanting and asking the community to come forward with tips on who fatally shot the National Guard... Read more ...

No bail for man accused of killing witness in a murder case

A West Humboldt Park man accused of killing a witness set to testify in a murder case was denied bail during a hearing broadcast on You Tube /on/ Saturday. Read more ...

Baltimore firefighter undergoes surgery after falling through floor, union says

The cause of the Penn North fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Read more ...