Police discover fentanyl pill press in Mexican town near US border

Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they found an illicit facility with a pill press used to make fentanyl pills in the border town of San Luis Rio Colorado, across from Yuma, Arizona. The city is best known for its myriad of pharmacies, dentists’ and doctors’ offices that welcome American visitors. But federal prosecutors said they detained … Read more

When is an overdose a homicide? Fentanyl cases in Ontario increasingly leading to manslaughter charges

When is an overdose a homicide? A Star investigation into GTA police departments and court documents reveals some of the new strategic ways police and prosecutors are trying to impose tougher sentences on people who sell the deadly drugs that are driving the drug crisis. opioids in Ontario, but with mixed results. Investigators tell the … Read more

Canada must do more than decriminalize drugs

VANCOUVER—Portugal was in the throes of a drug crisis more than two decades ago when Dr. João Goulão was tasked with helping to do something about it. One of the main measures taken was to decriminalize certain quantities of hard drugs. At the time, the country had about 100,000 heroin users and HIV numbers were … Read more

Opioid overdoses claimed the lives of more than 500 Torontonians last year

As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, the opioid overdose epidemic continues to kill Torontonians at alarming record highs. Toronto Public Health released preliminary figures Friday showing that 511 people died last year from opioid overdoses, but warned that figure will rise as the provincial coroner’s office finalizes cause-of-death investigations. The preliminary figure is slightly lower than … Read more

Two maintenance workers found dead in downtown Los Angeles apartment – ​​NBC Los Angeles

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Quality of drug supply declined in Vancouver during COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

More than a third of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada, reported a decline in the quality of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction to drugs and alcohol. Declining drug quality was associated with an increased risk of non-fatal overdose. The research findings support calls … Read more

Border Patrol tests new technology to stop fentanyl

Border Patrol tests new tech to stop fentanyl – Reuters Watch CBS News Agents at the U.S.-Mexico border are using new technology to scan trucks for fentanyl amid the overdose crisis in America. Fentanyl-laced pills seized by law enforcement surged nearly 50-fold between 2018 and 2021. Lilia Luciano has the details. Be the first to … Read more

‘We’re done with dead children’: Fentanyl test strips hit California bars

Published on: 04/22/2022 – 13:50 Test strips capable of detecting the presence of fentanyl are becoming more common in San Francisco Bay Area bars and restaurants as a way for addicts to accidentally overdose on the potentially deadly opioid, which has contributed to nearly 500,000 deaths in the United States in the past. two decades.

As Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside becomes the place Canada Post won’t go, advocates question ‘incredibly discriminatory’ step

VANCOUVER—The sun illuminates the south side of the street of East Hastings on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, coating the facades of some of the oldest buildings in the city with warm rays. The north side’s buildings, meanwhile, have blocked out the brightness, leaving the sidewalk dark and cold. Whether in the sun or shadow, both sides … Read more