CNN - Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.
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NPR - For the second time in three years, life expectancy in the U.S. has ticked downward. In three reports issued Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out a series of statistics that revealed some troubling trend lines — including rapidly increasing rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide.
NY Times - A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase of the opioid epidemic.
New numbers Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that drug overdoses killed more than 70,000 Americans in 2017, a record. Overdose deaths are higher than deaths from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their peaks. The data also show that the increased deaths correspond strongly with the use of synthetic opioids known as fentanyls.
Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Keith G. Kruskall, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York State Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest of pharmacist HOI IN MUI, aka “Annie,” for allegedly diverting thousands of oxycodone pills from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she was employed to the black market and for forging prescriptions.
As a result of an investigation by …
Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest and indictment of 10 individuals in connection with an investigation that involved more than 70 sales of heroin and crack cocaine in the vicinity of the Farragut Houses, a New York City Housing Authority residential development bordering the Brooklyn Navy Yard and in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Nine separate indictments filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics …
NBC New York - A building superintendent let two alleged members of a “large-scale black market pill distribution ring” use a vacant studio apartment and boiler room to make and package heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine pills, prosecutors said.
An undercover officer met up with the suspected ring members, Agustin Vasquez-Chavez and Yefri Hernandez-Ozoria, in the Jerome Park neighborhood of the Bronx on July 31 of this year, where the officer paid them $5,000 in cash for a bag they said contained more than 860 oxycodone pills and 50 ecstasy pills, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City …
NY Daily News - A Staten Island drug dealer who moved to the Bronx continued to commute back and forth on the ferry to peddle his product — and brought his kids on a drug buy, officials said Thursday.
Steven Ildefonso was one of six suspects arrested and indicted Thursday in connection with a Staten Island heroin and fentanyl distribution ring that partnered with narcotics suppliers in the Bronx and Upper West Side.
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