Latest Opioids News

An Oregon nurse faces assault charges that she stole fentanyl and replaced IV drips with tap water

Jun. 17, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A former nurse at a southern Oregon hospital is facing criminal charges that she harmed nearly four dozen patients by stealing fentanyl and replacing it with non-sterile tap water in intravenous drips. Many of the patients developed serious infections, and 16...

Highly potent opioids are showing up in drug users in Africa for the first time, report says

Jun. 12, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Traces of highly potent opioids known as nitazenes have for the first time been found to be consumed by people who use drugs in Africa, according to a report released Wednesday by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, a nonprofit organization. ...

2 Bronx men plead guilty to drug charges in fentanyl poisoning of toddler who died at daycare

Jun. 10, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men connected to a toddler’s fatal opioid overdose at a New York City daycare have pleaded guilty to drug charges and causing bodily harm, prosecutors said. The men admitted to storing fentanyl in the floorboards of a Bronx daycare's playroom, prosecutors...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 04, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. May 29, 2024. Editorial: Overdose deaths down, but we’ve got to keep going Finally, Hoosiers have some good news concerning the opioid crisis. First, because of the effective distribution and use of Narcan, the...

Today in History: June 2, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned at age 27

Jun. 02, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 2, the 154th day of 2024. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at age 27 at a ceremony in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months...

Last year's deadly heat wave in metro Phoenix didn't discriminate

May. 28, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Priscilla Orr, 75, was living in her old white Kia in a supermarket parking lot last summer after telling her family she lost her money and home to a romance scam. But the car broke down, and the air conditioner stopped working, leaving her vulnerable to the...

Top assassin for Sinaloa drug cartel extradited to US to face charges, Justice Department says

May. 25, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top assassin for the Sinaloa drug cartel who was arrested by Mexican authorities last fall has been extradited to the U.S. to face drug, gun and witness retaliation charges, the Justice Department said Saturday. Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as “El...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

PennLive. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Racism in fire departments endangers the entire community At a time when fire departments are desperately trying to recruit young people into their ranks, Swatara Township has shuttered a volunteer fire house due to what authorities...

Matthew Perry's death under investigation in connection with ketamine level found in actor's blood

May. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have opened an investigation into how Matthew Perry received the supply of ketamine that killed him, police said Tuesday. Los Angeles police are working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with a probe...

National political themes will lead off the campaign for Pennsylvania's next attorney general

May. 16, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — National political themes will lead off the campaign for Pennsylvania's next attorney general, an office that played a major role — and gained national notoriety — in fighting lawsuits designed to keep Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election...