opioid

Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer

More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SPD officers use Narcan to save overdosing man

Just before 10 p.m. Friday night, citizens called to report a disorderly male in the area of Augusta and Calispel. According to the reports, a man was was laying on the ground, screaming and kicking a dumpster. 

FDA wants opioid painkiller pulled off market

The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to "the public health consequences of abuse."