Fentanyl can be one substance that is the cause of the rise on drug overdose fatality recently. It is indicated that the drug is being mixed with heroin or cocaine.
Opioid users are still taking the risk despite the dangers brought about by the drugs.
Schigel was arrested for endangering children, while Carroll was arrested for implied consent to test, operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering children, driving under suspension and failure to control.
Parallel to the increase in potency and decrease in prices of heroin products, overdoses have increased tremendously in the United States from 2010 to 2015.
The Centers for Disese Control and Prevention said that 91 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdose.
1.9 million people were reported to have abused the opioid pain medication.
A 10-month-old baby girl nearly lost her life after being exposed to a synthetic opioid drug, fentanyl.
Deaths caused due to opioid drug overdose are at an all time high in the U.S. increasing to 14% in a singe year, the CDC reported
A report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a record-high drug overdose deaths in 2014 which was the highest since 1970 prompting health authorities to call for tighter regulation for prescription drugs like extremely strong chronic pain relievers.
Months after his treatment, Lamar Odom is off machines but finds it difficult to remember simple things, such as his own name.
An eight-moth-old boy in Sacramento, California died of an overdose after drinking his mother's milk.
In 2009, doctors from a Syracuse, NY hospital almost removed the organs from a woman who was still alive. She woke up on the operating table right before doctors were going to cut her open.