overdose

Oxycodone overdoses: 4 dead in 24 hours

In a 24-hour period, at least four people have died of overdoses likely from synthetic oxycodone pills, and now San Diego police are looking for the drug's supplier.

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

These states have been hit the hardest by the opioid epidemic

While there's early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.

Demi Lovato cancels fall tour

As Demi Lovato continues treatment after an apparent overdose, Live Nation has announced the cancellation of her fall tour dates.

Fentanyl-related deaths double in 6 months, CDC says

A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of overdose deaths involving the potent narcotic fentanyl and variations of the drug nearly doubled between the last half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.