(NEW YORK) -- ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were covering the Iraq War in 2006 and embedded with U.S. and Iraqi forces when an explosion nearly killed them. Woodruff and Vogt were severely injured and rushed to the hospital in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As fentanyl overdoses and deaths have been on the rise across America, investigators have been setting their sights internationally to stop the flow. Police and other experts say fentanyl and fentanyl-laced pills have been illegally imported from as far out as China... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- West Virginia had the highest opioid overdose death rate per capita in the country last year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OxyContin, a prescription drug that helped fuel the crisis, was heavily marketed in towns across the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses. Although months of data is still incomplete, statistics show that most of the deaths involve the potent drug fentanyl. According to the National Institute... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Opioid overdose deaths in adolescents rose far more rapidly than the general population between 2019 and 2021, according to a new study of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The study found that deaths from opioid overdoses in teens ages 14... Read More.
(BOULDER, Colo.) -- Last September, Ryan Christoff found his then 16-year-old daughter barely breathing in their home near Boulder, Colorado. Little did he know at the time, but his daughter was suffering from an overdose. She had taken a half of a Percocet pill given... Read More.
(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Investigators say they discovered over 100 bags of fentanyl in the bedroom of a Connecticut teen who overdosed and died earlier this month and are seeking any information on the person who provided the drugs. The Hartford Police Department said Wednesday that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A group of seven women are suing Yale University, claiming they underwent invasive and painful procedures for in-vitro fertilization and received saline instead of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller. According to the complaint, the women received saline after a nurse at the Yale... Read More.
(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department released body camera footage of the crucial moments in which a deputy saved another’s life after he was overdosed from fentanyl exposure during an arrest last month. Deputy David Faiivae was a trainee at the scene... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Customs and Border Protection seized more fentanyl so far in 2021 than all of 2020. As of April, 6,494 pounds of fentanyl were seized by authorities at the border, compared to 4,776 pounds in all of 2020. In fact, fentanyl seizures have... Read More.
By DR. HEATHER J. KAGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A deadly and potent opioid, nicknamed "ISO," first hit the illicit drug market in the United States last year, and since August 2019 has taken the lives of at least 19... Read More.