St. Louis hard hit by opioid epidemic

Statistics show that 56 percent of the opioid overdose deaths in St. Louis involved fentanyl last year, but 84 percent of 2017 overdoses involve the drug. Janel Marie Wells, 24, of Fenton, overdosed inside a St. Louis home in January. The cause of death was acute fentanyl intoxication....
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Health data shows nation's disparities

The report highlighted a public-health crisis of which we’re only too well aware — the opioid overdose epidemic. It indicated that the rate of drug deaths increased by 69 percent over the previous reporting period. That’s a problem we share with just about every other state. It’s no...
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Titusville man charged with alleged role in overdose death

Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell later determined that the immediate cause of death was an overdose from a combination of heroin and fentanyl, according to the press release. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Galmish is accused of supplying drugs to...
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City man to court on overdose death charges

A Titusville man waived felony charges of drug delivery resulting in the death of a Titusville man; and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver heroin and fentanyl to Crawford County Court at a preliminary hearing Friday before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols, of Titusville. Read more: ...
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Doctor Found Dead of Suspected Drug Overdose in US

A 50-year-old India American pulmonologist from Manhattan died of suspected heroin overdose. Dr Ravindra Rajmane was found dead inside his Park Avenue South apartment earlier this week. Rajmane had not been seen for some days at the NYU Langone Medical Center where he worked as a … Read more: ...
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The Changing Face Of Opioid Addiction In 2017

Opioid-related deaths increased 1000% between 1980 and 2014 (see Many U.S. Counties See Substance Abuse, Mental Health Death Rates Spike), and since then they’ve only gone up. Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the country, killing 64,070 people during 2016 … Read more: The...
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Nurse enters not guilty plea in patient overdose death

Medical examiner Frank Peretti determined the cause of death was complications due to narcotics intoxication and the manner of death was accidental. History of medical errors. According to the affidavit, Sakian had a history of providing patients the wrong medications. On Oct. 18 of 2015, Sakian … Read more: ...
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