Recent News Headlines : Heroin

JAMIE BACON'S 'TRUE LOVE' DEAD OF 'ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE'


Madison Zoe Fine, 25,was found in a Richmond Hotel room on Dec. 1 before she could make it to a court hearing involving her boyfriend, Jamie Bacon... READ MORE

9th December, 2017 589

PORTUGALS RADICAL DRUGS POLICY IS WORKING. WHY HASNT THE WORLD COPIED IT?


Alvaro Pereira was working as a family doctor in Olhao in southern Portugal... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 78598

'RULE OF LAW' FOR PHILIPPINE DRUG WAR


Rights groups say Mr Duterte has sanctioned extrajudicial killings by vigilantes and by police... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 77

MILLIONS OF PATIENTS FACE PAIN AND WITHDRAWAL AS OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS PLUMMET


In the battle to wean patients off opioids, dosage has emerged as a critical issue... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 4941

'THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM': CRYSTAL METH USE IN VANCOUVER RISES 600% OVER LAST DECADE


Crystal methamphetamine -- known on the street as jib -- can be snorted, eaten, smoked or injected... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 1220

WHY HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS CHANGED? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS


But secondary school children in England are now more likely to have tried illegal drugs than cigarettes, according to NHS Digital... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 165

WHITE HOUSE REPORT SAYS TRUE COST OF OPIOID EPIDEMIC TOPS $500 BILLION


Last month at the White House, President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 0

AFGHANISTAN'S BOOMING HEROIN TRADE LEAVES TRAIL OF ADDICTION AT HOME


In 2001, the last year of its rule, the Taliban outlawed opium cultivation, but they have since reversed course... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 300

FDA WARNS OF INJURY, DEATH WITH HERBAL SUPPLEMENT KRATOM


But the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that kratom carries similar risks, including addiction and death, and the agency is working to block shipments... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 2

'DOSE AS SMALL AS A GRAIN OF SAND CAN KILL YOU'


Soon afterwards, the police arrived at the house in Pickering, near Toronto, with a search warrant... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 3563

'THIS IS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DYING'


'This is why so many people are dying' Data show dramatic rise in street drugs testing positive for fentanyl... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 2499

DESPITE TRUMP'S PLEAS, CHINA'S ONLINE OPIOID BAZAAR IS BOOMING


Mr. Trump has accused China of being the main source of the flood of cheap and deadly fentanyl into America... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 1115

HOW AMERICA'S OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS EXPLODING IN DONALD TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO BACK YARD


This year an estimated 65,000 Americans will die after overdosing on opioids, whether it be prescription painkillers or illegal street drugs like heroin... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 141

DRUG COMPANY FOUNDER KAPOOR CHARGED WITH PUSHING POWERFUL OPIOID


U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 0

AS OPIOID OVERDOSES SPIKE, OTTAWA HEALTH WORKERS TRY GIVING ADDICTS 'CLEAN DRUGS'


Said Dr. Jeff Turnbull, the chief physician for Ottawa Inner City Health, which provides health care to the homeless... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 1507

TRUMP DECLARES OPIOIDS A U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY


Trump declares opioids a US public health emergency... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 1948

TRUMP DECLARES OPIOID CRISIS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY


I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis, he said... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 184

TRUMP DECLARES OPIOID EPIDEMIC A NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY


Trump declares opioids a U.S. public health emergency... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 1249

U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD JUST 'SAY NO' TO OPIOIDS


Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Heritage Foundation's Legal Strategy Forum in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2017... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 5619

TRUMP TO DECLARE OPIOID CRISIS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN U.S.


It will also expand access to medical services in rural areas and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 990

OFFICIALS SAY TRUMP'S OPIOID EMERGENCY WON'T MEAN NEW MONEY


Utah wants to use video to connect rural patients with a Provo-based doctor trained to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 6

TRUMP TO ISSUE EMERGENCY DECLARATION NEXT WEEK ON OPIOIDS


Trump said in August that he would declare opioid abuse a national emergency... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 1405

AS U.S. OPIOID CRISIS DEEPENS AND SHIFTS, TRUMP SEEKS SOLUTIONS


The human and economic toll of the U.S.'s opioid crisis has only widened since President Donald Trump swept into the Oval Office promising solutions... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 236

FDA HOPES TO LIFT STIGMA ON USING DRUGS AS TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ADDICTION IN FACE OF RESISTANCE


FDA hopes to lift stigma on using drugs as treatment for opioid addiction in face of resistance... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 22

ROGER CRYSTAL WENT TO BUSINESS SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO TREAT ADDICTION


He was lying there with his liver and intestines exposed, and all he wanted to do was shoot up on heroin, Crystal says... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 133

DRUG CZAR NOMINEE COULD BE IN LIMBO AFTER REPORT ON DRUG INDUSTRY TIES


Manchin calls on Trump to withdraw drug czar nomination, saying Marino is unfit for job and can't be trusted to confront opioid epidemic... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2433

A SPACE TO SHOOT UP, BUT NO SPACE FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT


Jonathan worries he may die before getting into an Ottawa treatment bed... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1100

DRUG FATALITIES HIGHEST WHERE TREATMENT CUTBACKS DEEPEST


Other drug death hotspots with the biggest cuts are Gateshead 51 percent, Sefton 51 percent, Portsmouth 38 percent, and Durham 38 percent ... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1437

DUTERTE PULLS POLICE OFF CONTROVERSIAL DRUGS CRACKDOWN


Police say they have killed over 3,850 people in anti-drugs operations since Mr Duterte took office last year... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 226

MELANIA TRUMP TOURS WEST VIRGINIA INFANT DRUG REHAB CENTER


West Virginia also by far has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 7

Trending News Headlines : Heroin

SESSIONS ISSUES SWEEPING NEW CRIMINAL CHARGING POLICY


Attorney General Sessions' new policy will accentuate that injustice... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 103661

DONALD TRUMP CALLS FOR DRUG TEST AHEAD OF NEXT DEBATE


Trump calls for drug test ahead of next debate, says clinton was 'pumped up'... READ MORE

16th October, 2016 47718

'EL CHAPO' ARREST SPARKS HOMICIDE SURGE AS FACTIONS FIGHT TO FILL VACUUM


Mexico had just started emerging from its bloody battle with drug cartels, with murder rates dropping for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 13396

'ADDICTION CLAIMED HIS LIFE': SCOTT OAKE OPENS UP ABOUT SON'S BATTLE WITH DRUGS


Bruce had been assaulted over a drug debt, so he turned to his parents... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 12613

'GUN THEM DOWN. GIVE NO MERCY'


Indonesia has executed 18 people for drug trafficking since Widodo assumed office in 2014... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 10247

AMID OPIOID EPIDEMIC, WHITE HOUSE MAY CUT DRUG CONTROL OFFICE BUDGET


Drug office budget cuts being considered by Trump White House... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 8601

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 OPIOID OVERDOSES EXACT A HIGHER PRICE, COMMUNITIES PONDER WHO SHOULD BE SAVED


Jones has decided not to let his deputies carry Narcan, a potentially lifesaving medicine for those suffering opioid overdoses... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 8058

BRITISH BARON'S DAUGHTER SHOT DEAD IN PHILIPPINES


Aurora Moynihan UK peer's daughter shot dead in Philippines... READ MORE

20th September, 2016 7143

'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

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

43 PERCENT RISE IN ESTIMATED OPIUM HARVEST


Figures from government and UNODC show 10 percent increase in poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication... READ MORE

23rd October, 2016 5630

EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO LAUNCH NEW EFFORT ON HEROIN CRISIS


Yet after Congress approved landmark legislation in July for expanded drug addiction treatment and prevention, it did not include the 181 million to actually fund the measure... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 5252

'A SMALL BAND-AID ON A BIG CUT'


Nice work, says Lynch as the man comes back to life after repeated shots of Narcan... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 5245

THESE ARE THE WORLD'S CHEAPEST PLACES TO BUY DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES


Bloomberg mined its own research, the annual World Drug Report published by the United Nations along with data from the World Health Organization... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 4527

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

DURHAM POLICE WILL GIVE ADDICTS HEROIN TO INJECT IN 'SHOOTING GALLERIES'


A part government-funded pilot scheme in Darlington, London and Brighton involving 127 chronic addicts found that giving them heroin significantly reduced both their drug usage and crime... READ MORE

5th March, 2017 4133

TED CRUZ WANTS EL CHAPO TO PAY FOR TRUMP'S BORDER WALL


Ted Cruz wants to build the border wall using a different kind of brick... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 4059

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

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

AS OVERDOSE DEATHS HIT RECORD LEVELS, DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES FACE MASSIVE CUTS


Its 2016 annual report, published last week, which also aggregates data from Turkey and Norway, found the UK also had the highest proportion of heroin addicts... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 3209

AS AN OPEN-AIR HEROIN CAMP IS CLOSED, OPTIONS NARROW


Now people come to Kensington from around the city, state and country in search of heroin... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 2774

MAKERS OF OXYCONTIN, PERCOCET SUED BY U.S. GOVERNMENTS OVER OPIOID CRISIS


Whenever an autopsy is done in Sullivan County, in northeast Tennessee, the report is sent to the district attorney... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 2507

OTTAWA HOSPITAL SEES SPIKE IN SUSPECTED FENTANYL OVERDOSES


Ottawa public health recorded 15 suspected cases recorded in 72 hours... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2161

BORDER OFFICERS SEIZE HEROIN HIDDEN IN HIGH HEELS AT HAMILTON AIRPORT


Canada Border Services Agency Border services officers seized 799 grams of heroin hidden in women's high-heeled shoes that were shipped to the Hamilton airport... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 1973

'THERE IS LIFE AFTER DRUGS': A MESSAGE FOR TEENS ADDICTED TO FENTANYL


And Smith has some advice for the Kanata teens who have recently spoken out about their own fentanyl addictions... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 1705

'THEY BROUGHT ME BACK AGAIN': ADDICTS WHO OD REVIVED ON THE SPOT AT POP-UP SAFE INJECTION SITES


Fentanyl, which is exponentially more potent than heroin, is behind a huge spike in overdose deaths across the country... READ MORE

25th November, 2016 1665

WHAT WE LEARNED PHONING EVERY DRUG REHAB FACILITY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA


The drug is supposed to be the first line of treatment for opioid addiction in B.C... READ MORE

11th September, 2016 1659

DUTERTE SAYS HIS SON WILL BE KILLED IF HE IS INVOLVED IN DRUGS


As president, Duterte has said he would be happy to slaughter 3 million drug addicts, and described children shot dead in the drug war as collateral damage ... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 1606

'THE GREATEST DRUG FIENDS IN THE WORLD'


America's first Opium Commissioner Hamilton Wright is at left... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1434


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