Alarming spike in fentanyl-related deaths in Montana

U.S. 06/29/21, 03:54

Montana state health officials are reporting a troubling increase in fentanyl-related mortality in 2020, with no signs of a decline in 2021. Since October, federal agents have recovered more fentanyl along the US-Mexico border in Arizona and California than they did for the whole fiscal year 2020. Fentanyl was involved in roughly ...

Texas Governor defies Biden: Will close all facilities for illegal immigrants

News 06/28/21, 23:22

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Tex.) announced that he will close all facilities used by the federal government to house illegal immigrants. He requested on more than one occasion that Biden administration officials solve the problems created by open borders. Among other things has been the increase in drug trafficking and human ...

State of Michigan reduces opioid prescriptions by more than 30%

U.S. 08/17/19, 10:34

The state of Michigan has succeeded in reducing prescribed opioid use by one-third after seven months of implementing new post-operative prescription medical protocols. The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) is a statewide, collaborative quality improvement project that keeps a clinical record of general, vascular, and gynecologic surgical procedures, collecting a random ...

Florida woman charged after 1-year-old girl in her custody overdoses on fentanyl

U.S. 08/12/19, 18:47

Heather Revell, 35, of Holiday in Pasco County, Florida, was under arrest on Sunday, Aug. 11 after a 1-year-old child in her custody overdosed on opioids. According to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Revell is facing drug and paraphernalia possession charges and a child neglect charge, Fox5NY reported. The Pasco ...

President Trump wins as China releases new crackdown on fentanyl

World 04/01/19, 17:45

The Chinese government is fulfilling its promise to President Donald Trump by an announcement of banning all types of fentanyl-related substances.  Liu Yuejin, vice commissioner of China’s National Narcotics Control Commission, stated at a press conference on Monday, April 1, that the regulations would take effect May 1, according to Breitbart. “We firmly ...

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

China 04/01/19, 02:29

China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May ...

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

Politics 02/10/19, 02:12

The Senate's top Democrat is introducing legislation to "hold China accountable" and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States. The bill, which will be introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York later this week, is likely to add to growing tension between the U.S. and ...

US border agency says it’s made biggest-ever fentanyl bust

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:39

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona. The drug was found hidden Saturday morning in a compartment under the ...

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