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The death of a Connecticut woman while on a date with a man she met online was caused by drugs and alcohol and has been ruled an accident, the state chief medical examiner’s office said.

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This story is just devastating. An Indiana toddler died from a fentanyl overdose and two other kids had to receive medical attention after they swallowed pills from a stash they found in a family home.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department intended to bring awareness to the powerful effects of fentanyl with a recent PSA, but they may have blown things out of proportion based off the opinions of some health care experts.

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Nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a new record that predates the COVID-19 crisis, which the White House and many experts believe will drive such deaths even higher. Preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the trend is driven by fentanyl and similar synthetic opioids, which […]

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A Milwaukee doctor working in addition medicine is speaking out after losing his wife to a fatal overdose. Dr. Neville Duncan is opening up about his loss because he never knew his wife was an addict. Jennifer Duncan died as a result of an accidental overdose of fentanyl and cocaine. “The irony of it is, I’m in addiction medicine,” said […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sold counterfeit opioid pills to Mac Miller two days before the rapper died of an overdose. A Drug Enforcement Agency affidavit unsealed after the arrest of Cameron James Pettit alleges that Miller asked him for oxycodone and other drugs, but […]

A Pittsburgh woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of her baby, who died after drinking fentanyl that was in the child’s sippy cup. According to Action News 4, 23-year-old Jhenea Pratt was found not guilty of first-degree homicide and third-degree homicide, which were possible alternative guilty verdicts on the general […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging an improper dose of fentanyl actively […]

It’s been two years since the death of singer and legend Prince on April 16, 2016. The pain of his loss is still fresh and fans everywhere pay tribute to him, his style and most of all his music. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince‘s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally. But exactly how Prince obtained the drugs is still unknown, four months after he collapsed in an elevator on April […]