Maryland health officials are worried that the opioid problem has reached crisis levels. They have recently passed two new laws that will specifically address the drug issue.
Health experts say that Fentanyl, an opioid drug, is now a crisis in Milwaukee Country due to its rising rates of death reports.
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.
Berea, and the nation, are struggling with losses to opiate overdoses while grasping to hope that a way to battle the epidemic is not out of reach. The death rate for heroin, fentanyl and other types of opiates had increased from 64 deaths in 2011 to 517 deaths in 2016.
Police found "King of Death" at scenes of two fatal overdoses in the past week in Atlantic City. Authorities advise good samaritans to call 911 to prevent heroin overdose and possible deaths.
A 10-month-old baby girl nearly lost her life after being exposed to a synthetic opioid drug, fentanyl.
For folks dealing with cancer, a high level of drug is needed to help them overcome the pains that are brought about by the disease. In extreme cases, Fentanyl would be prescribed by doctors though it does come with high risks that could go as far as death.
In Pittsburgh, PA, a 'bad batch' of heroin could be responsible for the rise in deaths caused by overdose.