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  • Two men charged with leaving Middletown mother of 9 after fatal overdose

    12/15/2017 11:51:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    local12 ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Middletown Police have signed warrants for the arrests of two men believed to have been with a mother of nine when she overdosed, and left. Jim Boyer, 63, and Keith Boyer, 32, face charges of abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, nine counts of child endangering and petty theft when they are arrested. Police took them into custody Friday afternoon. Police were called to the home of Jamita Sanders, her husband and children Wednesday evening. She had died from a heroin overdose with her children in the home. Their ages range from 14-years-old to just...
  • Lil Peep Has Reportedly Passed Away from a Drug Overdose

    11/16/2017 3:03:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 110 replies
    High Snobiety ^ | 11-15-17 | Graeme Campbell
    Disturbing news has emerged that Lil Peep has passed away at age 21. According to early reports, the rapper overdosed on xanax and fentanyl pills before his concert in Tuscon, Arizona on Wednesday night. A Reddit user has compiled a timeline of the night’s events, claiming that Bexxey, one of Peep’s best friends, was seen outside the show venue in a state of shock. The likes of Lil Yachty, Post Malone, Father and Lil Pump have posted their condolences via Twitter. Lil Peep, whose music blends rap with rock samples and features dark lyrical content, was active on Instagram just...
  • Nashville mayor's son dies of apparent overdose

    07/30/2017 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 134 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child, 22-year-old Max Barry, has died of an apparent drug overdose. An emotional statement released by the mayor and her husband, Bruce Barry, said their son died in Denver on Saturday night. "Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear. Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends," the statement said....
  • Ohio city considers 'three strikes, you're out' policy on responding to overdoses

    06/27/2017 2:29:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    KMBC ^ | 6/26/17
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A controversial proposal has been made in an Ohio city to deal with heroin overdoses. Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Middletown is struggling to deal with the heroin problem. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown.
  • Dangerously Addictive Painkiller Patients Who Shouldn’t Have Received It, Says Whistleblower: SUBSY

    06/05/2017 5:11:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 37 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 5/5/17 | Corky Siemaszko
    This DRUG is being used OFF LABEL and KILLS, fueling the FAKE Opioid Crisis. PIG PHARMA pushed. It's called Subsys and it's a painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine that was approved by the FDA for cancer patients whose agony can't be relieved by other narcotics alone.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (3/26/17 to 4/1/17)

    03/26/2017 3:46:51 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 3,052 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | March 26, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Opioid Related Deaths Overtake Gun Fatalities

    02/26/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by Religion and Politics · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 25, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that nearly 5,000 more people died from opioids in 2015 than in 2014. Both heroin and opioid use have exploded in the US, after decades of doctors over-prescribing painkillers in the 1990s and 2000s. A report from the CDC released Thursday found that the drug problem has become so deadly that heroin deaths outnumbered gun fatalities last year for the first time in US history. Until 2007, gun deaths outnumbered heroin deaths five to one, according to the Washington Post. But 2015 saw 12,989 people die from heroin and 12,979...
  • Drug overdose deaths rise significantly in past 5 years

    12/16/2016 4:05:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 4:30 PM EST | Michael Casey
    Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 states saw increases in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. New Hampshire saw a 191 percent increase while North Dakota, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine had death rates jump by over 100 percent. …
  • Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days

    12/09/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 4:23 PM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis. Philadelphia police and the medical examiner’s office are working to determine the cause of the overdoses and possible reasons for the spike in deaths. “There are overdoses that occur every day and people don’t die,” said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. “What’s coming to the forefront is the fact that people are overdosing and dying.” A dozen people alone died from overdoses Dec. 1. Another four died the following day. That...
  • Drinking too much water is dangerous, warn doctors after woman, 59, is admitted to hospital after…

    12/02/2016 9:00:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:53 EST, 2 December 2016 | Ben Spencer
    Telling people to “drink plenty of fluids” when unwell could be dangerous, doctors have warned. Experts at King’s College Hospital in south London questioned the recommendation after treating a 59-year-old woman who drank so much water that she became gravely ill. The woman, who is not named, overdosed on water after developing symptoms of a urinary tract infection. She recalled being told by a doctor previously to drink lots of water — half a pint every 30 minutes — though she said she thought in this case, she had consumed more to “flush out her system”. The woman was admitted...
  • Burning Man Turns 30: The Joys, Pitfalls (and Drugs) of Hollywood's "Vacation for the Soul"

    08/26/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8/26/2016 | Degen Pener
    Burning Man, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has grown from a tiny summer solstice bonfire gathering on the beach in 1986 near San Francisco to such a powerful cultural phenomenon that no less than President Barack Obama name-checked it at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April. His 18-year-old daughter, Malia, he joked, isn't allowed to go. Running this year from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, Burning Man — where attendees include Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, iHeartMedia chairman Bob Pittman, director Chris Weitz (who met and married his wife, Mercedes Martinez, there) and...
  • New York City drug overdose deaths up 73% over last five years, with heroin claiming the most…[tr]

    08/13/2016 10:49:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:41 PM | Erin Durkin
    The number of drug overdose deaths has soared by 73% in the city over the last five years, data released Tuesday by the Health Department show. There were 937 accidental fatal ODs in 2015 — up from 800 the year before, and from 541 in 2010. The rate of people dying from drug overdoses jumped for the fifth-straight year, to 13.6 for every 100,000 residents — a 66% jump from 2010. …
  • Official says Prince died of opioid overdose

    06/02/2016 9:29:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Courant.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Tribune News Services
    law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose.
  • Massachusetts governor chokes up at painkiller bill signing

    03/14/2016 7:52:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 2:56 PM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed what he called the most comprehensive law in the nation to combat an opioid addiction scourge, including a seven-day limit on first-time prescriptions for opiate painkillers. The Republican governor struggled to maintain his composure while recalling families he had met — some standing behind him at the Statehouse ceremony — who had lost loved ones to a “deadly, merciless epidemic” and others who were desperately seeking help for a family member. In recent years, the opiate-abuse epidemic has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts. The law, which was given final approval by...
  • Scott Weiland, Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer, Dead at 48

    12/04/2015 1:25:29 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/4/2015 | Kory Grow
    Scott Weiland, the dynamic stage presence and instantly recognizable voice behind Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48. Weiland's manager confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. The details surrounding the singer's death will be released Friday
  • Scott Weiland Found Dead on Tour Bus

    12/03/2015 10:39:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    loudwire.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Chad Childers
    There’s absolutely tragic news to report as former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland died Thursday night (Dec. 3) at the age of 48. The news has been confirmed with an official statement posted on the rocker’s social media sites.
  • I took 35 Viagra after a two-day benderEXCLUSIVE: ...and had a hard time in hospital

    09/20/2015 3:34:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 78 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2015-09-13 | CAROL COOPER
    I took 35 Viagra after a two-day bender EXCLUSIVE: ...and had a hard time in hospital DOZY Daniel Medforth ended up in hospital after necking 35 Viagra in an hour, giving him a five-day erection. [....] An overdose can cause chest pain, nausea, a racing pulse, and fainting from low blood pressure. It can even lead to loss of consciousness, brain haemorrhage and death.
  • Neighbor Heard Cries of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

    03/07/2015 9:36:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/07/2015
    A neighbor says he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment. William Gonzalez tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( http://bit.ly/1BdYU7k ) he heard the cries of little Casey Kessler when he went in and out of the apartment building in Millvale but didn't think much of it at the time. Gonzalez says he feels horrible.
  • Actress, 21, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot died from HUFFING

    10/16/2014 1:26:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A former child actress who played Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot died July 19 in part as a result of huffing, Texas Authorities revealed Monday. Tests reveal 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak had muscle relaxers, painkillers and a chemical refrigerant difluoroethane in her system at the time of her death, reports TMZ.
  • More people say they were drugged by sample chocolate bar at Denver County Fair's 'Pot Pavilion'

    08/07/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    KMGH ^ | 8/7/2014
    Denver County Fair officials confirmed they are investigating at least three separate cases of people who said they were drugged after eating a Full Melt Chocolate bar that contained THC at the Denver County Fair's Pot Pavilion.Denver County Fair Spokesperson, Dana Cain said at least two of those people went to the hospital after they became dizzy, sick and confused.  They tested positive for THC."I was given one of these, it looked just like that," Richard Jones said as he pointed to a picture of a Full Melt Chocolate bar on his computer screen.The Pot Pavilion was new to the...