fentanyl

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocean County Officials Warn Of Lethal Batch Of Heroin

Despite heroin being available in highly concentrated forms, the spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Al Della Fave, said dealers are always looking to super-charge their product.

06/29/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Dr. Stan Li Testifies He Kept Prescribing Powerful Drugs Despite Warning Signs

A doctor who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients testified Monday that he continued to prescribe powerful painkillers even after he had learned that a patient had been hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.

06/23/2014

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Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat Growing Heroin Crisis

Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the “Community Conversation on Heroin,” at Waterbury City Hall.

04/17/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat ‘Exploding’ Heroin Crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.

03/18/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: Heroin To Blame For Most Ocean County Overdoses

Officials said prescription pills go for about $20 or $25 each on the black market, but a hit of heroin is just $3 to $5.

02/06/2014

FILE - Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Questions 4 On Possible Drug Sales To Philip Seymour Hoffman

The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

02/04/2014

Nassau County Medical Examiner building (credit: nassaucountyny.gov)

Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office Issues Heroin Warning

The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory has analyzed evidence linked to two of the cases and said the substance originally believed to be heroin, actually contained fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole.

01/31/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Doctor Who Gave Prescriptions To L.I. Pharmacy Suspect Loses License

Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.

01/25/2012

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Prosecutors: LI Man Got High Using Medical Waste

A licensed practical nurse was stealing medical waste from nursing homes in Suffolk Coutny in search of a powerful synthetic drug used primarily by cancer patients to feed a drug addiction, authorities said Thursday.

11/18/2010