News Headlines : Fentanyl Deaths

FENTANYL DEATHS ARE A CANADA-WIDE 'DISASTER'


Fentanyl is a highly potent drug that many recreational drug users take unknowingly, putting them at high risk of an overdose... READ MORE

28th January, 2016 2592

POLICE ARE BRACING FOR W-18, A 'KING HELL OF A MOLECULE' 100 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN FENTANYL


The substance first surfaced in Canada last August, when Calgary police seized fentanyl pills containing traces of the drug... READ MORE

29th April, 2016 88

MISLABELLED PILLS CONTAINING FENTANYL FOUND AT PRINCE'S ESTATE


Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin... READ MORE

22nd August, 2016 0

Recent News Headlines : Fentanyl Deaths

FENTANYL FOR SALE TO UK USERS THROUGH CHINESE WEBSITES


The number of deaths in England and Wales caused by the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29 percent in 2017, according to Office for National Statistics figures... READ MORE

27th August, 2018 233

7 FATAL OVERDOSES IN UNDER 2 WEEKS PROMPT TORONTO POLICE TO ISSUE PUBLIC WARNING


The Toronto Police say seven people have overdosed and died this month... READ MORE

15th August, 2018 5158

NEBRASKA SET TO BECOME FIRST US STATE TO USE FENTANYL IN EXECUTION


Federal appeals court gives go ahead for execution on Tuesday on grounds it is the 'will of the people'... READ MORE

14th August, 2018 497

'AN OPIOID FOR A PACK OF CIGGIES'


Australia on brink of prescription painkiller epidemic, doctors say Posted May 13, 2018 09 50 09 Tony is HIV positive and takes opioid medication, like fentanyl, for chronic pain relief... READ MORE

14th May, 2018 628

NEW TEAM TARGETS ONLINE OPIOID SALES FUELING THE DRUG CRISIS


Authorities on the new task force, the Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team, in this case targeted the vendors who sell illicit fentanyl by mail... READ MORE

3rd April, 2018 0

FENTANYL, MIXED INTO COCAINE AND METH, IS PUSHING OVERDOSE DEATHS HIGHER


The Ohio health department reported last year that cocaine-related deaths rose 62 percent to 1,109 in 2016, with the majority involving fentanyl and related opioids... READ MORE

3rd April, 2018 152

OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS REACH RECORD LEVEL IN CANADA


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28th March, 2018 938

DEADLY PAINKILLER DRUG FENTANYL HAS 'GROWING MARKET IN EUROPE'


Overdose deaths from all opioids, not just fentanyl, hit 2,304 in the UK, the highest number in Europe... READ MORE

20th December, 2017 54

UK ACCOUNTS FOR LARGEST SHARE OF DARKNET FENTANYL SALES IN EUROPE


The UK is the largest host of fentanyl sales on the darknet in Europe, with 1,000 trades being made in the last few months, research shows... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 300

AT LEAST 60 UK DRUG DEATHS IN PAST EIGHT MONTHS LINKED TO FENTANYL


Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate, is up to 100 times stronger than heroin and is sometimes prescribed as a painkiller for the terminally ill... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 956

CONTACT WITH POWERFUL OPIOID WHILE WALKING HOME SUSPECTED IN 10-YEAR-OLD MIAMI BOY'S DEATH


Nearly 300 overdose deaths in Miami-Dade County last year involved variants of fentanyl, according to the medical examiner's office... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 0

TESTING DRUGS FOR FENTANYL SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT QUEBEC MUSIC FESTIVALS, GROUP SAYS


GRIP Montreal says drug testing is common at festivals in Europe and Australia, but remains controversial in Quebec... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 208

OTTAWA PARAMEDICS BOOSTING SUPPLY OF OPIOID ANTIDOTE NALOXONE


Di Monte said the paramedic service is also continuing to prepare for the arrival of more potent opioids such as carafentanyl... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 196

DRUG OVERDOSES CLAIM UNPRECEDENTED 914 LIVES IN B.C. IN 2016


Health Minister Terry Lake announced more money for treatment beds and said the federal government needs to step up... READ MORE

19th January, 2017 3960

CITY URGING NYE PARTYGOERS TO PICK UP OVERDOSE KITS


Ottawa health officials are urging partygoers who recreationally use drugs to carry naloxone kits with them on New Year's Eve to prevent fentanyl deaths... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 6237

'LONG-TERM TREATMENT SAVED MY LIFE,' SAYS FORMER B.C. ADDICT WHO OVERDOSED ON FENTANYL 17 TIMES


It took the sisters two years to get into the program, which used suboxone to transition them off fentanyl... READ MORE

18th December, 2016 6560

NINE DIE IN VANCOUVER IN 24 HOURS FROM FENTANYL OPIOID OVERDOSE


Nine people have died in Vancouver in the past 24 hours from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl opioid, officials say... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 8354

AS MANY AS 13 PEOPLE ACROSS B.C. DIED OF SUSPECTED OVERDOSES IN 1 NIGHT


Vancouver officials held a news conference Friday to address the growing crisis of drug overdose deaths... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 4471

VANCOUVER HAD AS MANY AS 9 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 1 NIGHT, OFFICIALS SUSPECT FENTANYL TO BLAME


Vancouver had as many as 9 drug overdose deaths in 1 night, officials suspect fentanyl to blame... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 3937

HOW THE POWERFUL OPIOID FENTANYL KILLS


This is your brain on fentanyl How the powerful opioid kills... READ MORE

25th November, 2016 4943

DEADLY CARFENTANIL DETECTED IN VANCOUVER DRUG SEIZURE


Vancouver Police say they have detected the deadly opioid carfentanil for the first time in a Vancouver drug seizure... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 3261

FEARS GROW THAT POWERFUL 'SUPER HEROIN' WILL CAUSE MORE DEATHS ON CITY STREETS


Mr Duffin said another drug, Pregabulin, has also been implicated in a number of drug overdose deaths in Dublin... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 1

CINCINNATI IS AWASH WITH A DRUG THAT KILLS IN MINUSCULE DOSES


Accidental drug overdose deaths in Hamilton County doubled to 414 last year from 204 in 2012, according to the county coroner, most of those involving fentanyl or heroin... READ MORE

11th September, 2016 72

HEALTH CANADA CRACKING DOWN ON CHEMICALS USED TO MAKE FENTANYL


Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that's 100 times more potent than morphine... READ MORE

1st September, 2016 19


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