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Fentanyl is so potent doctors don't know how to fight it

PBS NewsHour - 11 Dec 2017
“The jury is still out about how many deaths are going to be saved with fentanyl and carfentanil [through medication-assisted therapy],” said Paul H. Earley, a 30-year veteran in addiction medicine. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National ...

Waukesha Woman Busted For Fentanyl While Behind The Wheel: Police - 18 Dec 2017
Police say they found the woman asleep behind the wheel at a Mobil gas station in Wauwatosa after an eyewitness reported seeing her driving. By Scott Anderson, Patch Staff | Dec 18, 2017 12:03 pm ET. 0. Waukesha Woman Busted For Fentanyl While Behind ...

Charges filed in Lansing man's fentanyl overdose death

Lansing State Journal - 15 Dec 2017
CHARLOTTE - A Detroit man faces a capital felony charge in connection with the fentanyl overdose death of a Lansing man. Darrell Andre Pettway, 27, was charged last month with one count of drug delivery causing the April 3 death of Andrew James Overton ...

Chateauguay bust 'the tip of the iceberg': drug safety advocate

CTV News - 18 Dec 2017
Still, she called the situation “unstable” and said officials are monitoring overdoses on a week-to-week basis. While the crisis is growing, Morin said thus far, Montreal has taken some positive steps such as making the overdose-treating drug naloxone ...

Mass. officers sickened by suspected fentanyl exposure

Police News - 13 Dec 2017
An unknown quantity of what appeared to be "heroin and fentanyl," two opioids that are commonly mixed, was found in a bedroom of the apartment, according to a police report. The three officers "were all feeling sick from the search of the apartment ...

Man will face trial in fatal 2016 fentanyl overdose of girlfriend

Allentown Morning Call - 14 Dec 2017
Man will face trial in fatal 2016 fentanyl overdose of girlfriend. Alexander Johnson. Authorities say Alexander Johnson is charged in a fatal 2016 heroin overdose. Authorities say Alexander Johnson is charged in a fatal 2016 heroin overdose. Pamela ...

Wicomico Makes Arrest in Fentanyl Drug Ring

Delmarva Public Radio - 18 Dec 2017
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say they've arrested a man who regularly imported and sold a deadly opioid. Police said Saturday that they'd arrested Narada Michael Walls, a 37-year-old man who is charged with participating in a multi-state ...

Nevada and Nebraska executioners are turning to fentanyl - 12 Dec 2017
Fentanyl is also a key ingredient in the lethal cocktail that Nevada officials are hoping to use to execute convicted killer Scott Dozier. “We are still waiting for the courts to approve the use of this new drug cocktail,” Nevada DOC spokeswoman Brooke ...

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Overtakes Miami | The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller - 16 Dec 2017
The rapid influx of synthetic opioids into Florida is sparking an emergency warning from federal agents who say the deadly substances are seeping into cocaine supplies. Officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami said Friday cocaine cut ...

Fentanyl a big problem in Cadillac area

Cadillac News - 15 Dec 2017
Within the last two years, police, prosecutors and emergency room physicians would add Fentanyl into the mix of the Cadillac area\'s drug-related problems. When produced on the black market for the drug trade, Fentanyl analogues may be hundreds of ...

Four Indicted For Distribution Of Fentanyl

LEX18 Lexington KY News - 15 Dec 2017
LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A federal grand jury has indicted four people for drug crimes related to the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice. Gadiel Ortiz-Flores, age 39, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Brian Walker ...

Norwood woman accused of smuggling fentanyl on dark web found dead - 12 Dec 2017
A Norwood woman accused of trafficking enough fentanyl to "kill a football stadium full of people" died last week, according to Hamilton County Coroner's Office. Grace Bosworth, 39, and James Halpin, 30, were charged in federal court earlier this year ...

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