The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada’s amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and will soon eclipse the state’s prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more
By Jackie Valley and Megan Messerly If Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross had seen the news, he would have recognized the man captured in surveillance images who had been robbing local businesses. It was his son. Read more.
By, Max Blau/STAT by Boston Globe Media Dr. Phillip Chang’s emergency room epiphany started with a wreck. A patient admitted to the trauma unit of the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was prescribed opioid painkillers for injuries he sustained in a nasty car crash. Read more.
By Christopher Ingraham/Washington Post Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. Click here to read more
Some time this year residents in Illinois will be able to buy, without a prescription, a drug that may reverse heroin overdoses. The drug is called Narcan or Naloxone. The Illinois legislature approved the sale of Narcan without a prescription and Walgreen’s pharmacists will dispense it. The ready availability of the drug comes as the [...]