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A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.

The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. 218 more words


Recent spike in overdoses sparks town hall meeting in Penticton

Agencies in Penticton are ramping up efforts to educate the community in light of a recent rash of drug overdoses in the south Okanagan city. 335 more words


Recovering fentanyl addict relates to Calgary parents who died from suspected drug overdose

Melissa Gallant is a mother, a wife and a recovering fentanyl addict. She is one-year clean and sober but admits she had a very destructive dependency on her drug of choice. 415 more words


Suspected drug overdose orphans 4 Calgary children

Four kids are now orphaned after discovering their mother and father’s lifeless bodies Saturday morning.

Crews responded to Glengrove Close S.W. after a call to 911. 207 more words


14 carfentanil deaths in 3 months spurs opioid warning in Alberta

Carfentanil is in Alberta’s cities and towns, killing people who may not know they’re taking the drug, described as 100 times more powerful than fentanyl. 661 more words


Georgia Drug Overdose Intervention

By: Chassity Adams

Compared to other states, Georgia is experiencing significant increases in deaths due to drug overdoses. The death rate has tripled since 1999. 1,795 more words


Dealer in overdose deaths fights proposed 8-year prison term

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty in connection with drug overdoses that killed three people and sent 14 others to the hospital is fighting with federal prosecutors over how much prison time he should get. 114 more words