Saturday, April 30th, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Now is a good time to go through your medicine cabinet and get rid of expired or no longer needed drugs. These can fall into... 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.
(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.
(FORT MADISON, Iowa) -- Dozens of inmates at an Iowa prison were given overdoses of a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said. Two medical staff members from the Iowa Department of Corrections incorrectly administered the vaccine -- developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner... Read More.
By DR. STEPHANIE WIDMER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- New York State is on the brink of legalizing marijuana for recreational use -- following the footsteps of several other states -- but experts warn it could lead to more overdoses in kids.
By DR. NICHOLAS NISSEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A year ago, the U.S. was in the grips of an epidemic -- the scourge of opioid addiction, with more than 70,000 lives lost to drug overdoses in 2019, according to the National Institute... Read More.
By DR. YALDA SAFAI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the stay-at-home measures and disruptions to daily life that aimed to slow the spread of the virus and save lives led many public health specialists to worry that the... 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.
By DR. HEATHER J. KAGAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to appear across the nation, so do opioid deaths.New data acquired this week shows that a concerning number of Americans have died from overdoses since... Read More.