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  • Reports: largest increase of year-over-year opioid overdoses ever recorded in 2020

    01/11/2021 4:31:24 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | January 8, 2021 | Bethany Blankley
    In a year marred by death from an ongoing pandemic, 2020 also saw record overdose deaths. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 2020 saw a record year-over-year number of opioid overdose deaths. More than 81,230 people died from a drug overdose between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020, the CDC provisional data shows. Revisions could drive that figure higher, the agency said. “This represents a worsening of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States and is the largest number of drug overdoses for a 12-month period ever recorded,” the CDC stated. The number of...
  • Ohio Sees Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths as Pandemic Rages

    12/22/2020 3:42:26 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 25 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | December 22, 2020 | Jordyn Pair
    Nineteen counties in Ohio have exceeded or equaled records for the most overdoses in a year as the nation continues to see a spike in drug overdoses during the coronavirus pandemic. Harm Reduction Ohio, a drug policy advocacy group which says it is the largest distributor of naloxone in the state, says the biggest increases in death caused by overdoses have occurred in central and east Ohio. There have been more than 3,700 overdose deaths in the state, a number likely to rise by the end of the year, Harm Reduction Ohio said. May saw a record-breaking 557 deaths. The...
  • Staggering surge in drug overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 fatalities in San Francisco

    12/19/2020 2:47:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ktla ^ | Dec 19, 2020 / 12:10 PM PST
    A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death Last year, 441 people died of drug overdoses—a 70% increase from 2018—and 2,610 potential overdoses were prevented by Narcan, a medication commonly sprayed up the nose to reverse an...
  • Floyd attorneys blast claim that he died of overdose

    Attorneys for George Floyd’s family refuted defense claims that Floyd died of a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers who caused Floyd’s death. “They are trying to say that the knee on [Floyd’s] neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable,” Crump said. “They are trying to claim some asinine theory about an overdose. America saw what happened. And so, who are you going to believe, your eyes or these killer cops?” Floyd died in police custody after officers responded to a report...

    08/27/2020 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 27, 2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I wrote about all of that here. But now there is a new bombshell: on Tuesday, prosecutors who have charged Derek Chauvin with murder released a document that suggests that he had nothing to do with Floyd’s death, which in all likelihood resulted from a drug overdose. Not only that, prosecutors have known that fact for months. Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think deserves more attention: Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think...
  • Attorney Files To Dismiss Charges In George Floyd Case Saying He Died Of Overdose

    08/20/2020 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 54 replies
    Minneapolis, MN – An attorney for one of the officers charged in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police filed a motion to dismiss charges on Tuesday because Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while he was resisting arrest. Earl Gray, the attorney for former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane, said in the motion that Floyd swallowed fentanyl tablets while the officers were trying to take him into custody, KMSP reported. Gray said that the bodycam video of Floyd’s arrest showed a white spot on his tongue that disappeared a moment later. In the motion to...
  • Autopsy report of George Floyd

    08/09/2020 6:26:42 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies ^ | Jun 04, 2020 | Stef Dyga
    Autopsy report of George Floyd
  • Ohio student, 22, dies two days 'after being teargassed and pepper sprayed by police at George Floyd protest'

    06/08/2020 9:45:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2020 | maxine shen
    A 22-year-old woman died in the wake of allegedly being exposed to tear gas and pepper spray while she participated in George Floyd protests in Ohio. Sarah Grossman, 22, of Springboro, Ohio, died on May 30, after family members took her to the hospital, just two days after her relatives said that she had participated in a George Floyd protest in Columbus, Ohio. The day after her death, Sarah's father told the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office that while at the May 28 protest, she had been 'exposed to tear gas and pepper spray' that had been 'discharged by police as...
  • Watch your ‘wine o’clock.’ Charlotte has increased in overdoses, drinking during COVID

    04/22/2020 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/22/20 | Amanda Zhou
    Drug overdoses have increased in Charlotte, according to police, and addiction specialists say they’re concerned people are drinking too much alcohol and resorting to drugs while stuck at home. Since March 26 - when Mecklenburg County began its stay-at-home order - CMPD has responded to 100 emergency calls about drug overdoses. That’s a 24% increase or around 20 additional calls compared to a similar time period last year, said CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano. Out of the 100 calls, ten people died, he said. Director of prevention and intervention at Anuvia, a substance abuse treatment center, Cindy Murphy said that resources...
  • What Is Really Wrong With Joe Biden?

    03/31/2020 10:40:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    WRVA ^ | 3/31/20 | JEFF KATZ
    During a Monday interview on MSNBC, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden seemed to get confused while answering a question about what he thought President Donald Trump should be doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president said, "The president has to move more rapidly. You know, we know from experience that speed matters. We know that you can’t go too fast, it is about going too slow. In order to avoid that, those very high numbers, we have to do at least several things." Looking down at his notes, Biden continued, "One, we have to depend on...
  • What’s Next For Andrew Gillum? 5 Times Politicians Rebounded From Scandals Worse Than His

    03/19/2020 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    NewsOne ^ | 16 March 2020 | Bruce C.T. Wright
    s tragic as the story of Andrew Gillum‘s involvement in a situation that included the unfortunate collision of drugs, a male escort and a hotel room in Miami Beach may be, history has shown that it doesn’t necessarily spell a political downfall from which he can’t return. While all the details surrounding the suspected crystal meth incident on early Friday morning had yet to be fully sorted out, Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, announced he would be retreating from public life and entering a rehab facility for help for the “alcohol abuse” and “depression” that he has suffered from...
  • A Trickle of Bodies at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home, Suspicion and an Arrest

    09/19/2019 5:57:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    NYT, via MSN ^ | Sept. 18, 2019 | Laura M. Holston, Jose M. Del Real
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When the lifeless body of a 26-year-old man was found two years ago in the apartment of Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and political activist, the authorities described it as an accidental overdose. Then, in January, a 55-year-old fashion consultant died in Mr. Buck’s home in exactly the same way. Once again, he faced no charges. On Tuesday, after a third man survived a methamphetamine overdose in the apartment, Mr. Buck was finally arrested and hauled away in the back of a police car. The sordid facts — and Mr. Buck’s seeming double life —...
  • Political Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Third Man Overdoses at His House

    09/18/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 09-18-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Ed Buck, a donor to the Democrats, was arrested late Sept. 17 after a third man overdosed at his home in California. Buck, 65, was charged with operating a drug house, battery causing serious injury, and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Buck injected the victim with meth at his apartment in West Hollywood on Sept. 11. The man overdosed but survived.
  • Granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy dies at Kennedy compound

    08/02/2019 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 2, 2019 - 8:52 AM | By: Boston 25 News Staff
    HYANNIS PORT, Mass. - A 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, the family said in a statement. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill, who was one of four falsely convicted in the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombings of two pubs. The Kennedy family released a statement on Thursday night, following reports of a death at the family's compound in Hyannis Port. The statement was issued by Brian Wright O'Connor, a spokesman for former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II....
  • How CDC Duped the Nation: by Exploiting Known System Failures - Part III

    07/11/2019 10:09:41 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 3 replies
    Noteworthy Journal blog ^ | 06/12/19 | Dez Nelson
    "In Part II of this exposé, we discussed an overview of how medicolegal death investigations (MDI) are carried out, the agencies and individuals involved, the data that is captured, errors in data and or interpretation, the lack of a standardized approach to death investigation, and other problems related to how these investigations are carried out."
  • KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’ Death Investigated as Possible Overdose: Glendale Police

    12/28/2018 4:24:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/28/2018 | Erika Martin
    Burrous was found unresponsive at a Days Inn in Glendale after a male he was with called authorities around 1:15 p.m. to report he had passed out and was possibly not breathing, Glendale Police Sgt. Dan Suttles said in a news briefing. Paramedics who responded to the hotel, at 450 Pioneer Drive, located Burrous inside a room suffering from a medical emergency. The person he was with, who Suttles said “appears to be a friend,” was already administering aid when they arrived, the sergeant said. … First responders also administered CPR before transporting Burrous to a hospital, where he was...
  • Drug Overdose Mortality by State [2016 - Per 100,000 population]

    12/11/2018 11:42:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    ¹The number of deaths per 100,000 total population. Source: States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.
  • Police: Mom hospitalized after killing disabled son, attempting suicide

    08/26/2018 8:56:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, August 26, 2018
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A single mother fatally shot her severely disabled 7-year-old son and then attempted suicide after years spent caring for her child, authorities and family friends in Oregon said Wednesday. A relative found Tashina Aleine Jordan, 28, unconscious Monday at the Bend home she shared with her son and mother. Authorities found the boy, named Mason, and pronounced him dead. Notes at the scene indicated Jordan was the shooter, police spokesman Lt. Clint Burleigh told KTVZ-TV. Jordan remained hospitalized Wednesday and clinging to life after taking a combination of pills, said Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel.
  • The Face Of Addiction

    05/22/2018 8:27:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 113 replies
    The Courier-Tribune ^ | 5/20/18 | Annette Jordan
    On May 1, Jason Bigelow’s body was discovered in an abandoned house near High Point. He had been missing from his Asheboro home for a week, and while the autopsy results are still pending, his wife, Anna, has no doubt what the cause of death was. On April 30, the day before he was found, she posted this on Facebook in one angry, anguished burst: “My husband is missing and no one has heard from him in 6 days. Even in his darkest of times he would have not gone that long without communication. It’s hard to know what...
  • Unclaimed bodies pile up as opioid overdose death rates soar and burial costs overwhelm the ...

    02/28/2018 10:39:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Megan Sheets For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Unclaimed bodies pile up as opioid overdose death rates soar and burial costs overwhelm the government Unclaimed bodies are piling up across the US as state and local governments struggle to keep up with payments to the funeral homes that spend thousands to bury them. A 2004 report estimated that there are 40,000 unclaimed bodies stored in morgues across the US, and experts say that number has risen dramatically in recent years in part due to the opioid crisis. More than 115 people die from opioid overdoses each day, and the most affected populations are those in lower...