Tag: fentanyl

Trump Drafts Executive Order Increasing Postal Service Inspections for Fentanyl

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has drafted an executive order that would increase inspections of mailed packages, in an effort to crack down on shipments of counterfeit goods and deadly drugs from foreign nations including China. The order would empower the United States Postal Service to increase inspections of small packages that arrive in the […]

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Man Faces Drug Charge in Mac Miller’s Death

A Hollywood Hills man has been charged with selling the rapper Mac Miller counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl two days before the artist died of a drug overdose last September, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The suspect, Cameron James Pettit, 28, agreed to supply Mr. Miller with oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax, according to the criminal complaint […]

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Autopsy of Angels’ Tyler Skaggs Reveals Opioids in His System

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system when he died in a Texas hotel room last month, according to an autopsy report released Friday by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. The report answered some questions about the mysterious death of Skaggs, a 27-year-old left-hander who was found […]

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Angels’ Tyler Skaggs Had Opioids in His System When He Died, Coroner Says

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system when he died in a Texas hotel room last month, according to an autopsy report released Friday by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. The report answered some questions about the mysterious death of Skaggs, a 27-year-old left-hander who was found […]

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Cipriani Chef Found Dead May Have Been Drugged in Robbery Scheme

Police officers summoned to Room 15 at the Kamway Lodge in Queens last week were met at the door by the odor of a dead body and burning incense. Inside the room, they found Andrea Zamperoni, a missing chef, wrapped in bed linens and stuffed in a trash can with one foot protruding, according to […]

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Nationals Over Fentanyl Trafficking

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three Chinese nationals accused of trafficking synthetic opioids, stepping up efforts to curb the flow of fentanyl from China into the United States. The move comes just weeks after President Trump accused China of not doing enough to stop the drug from entering the United […]

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‘She Was Like You and Me’: A Death and Life in the Bronx Opioid Crisis

Last December, the police responded to a call from a landlord in the Bronx who could not reach a tenant. An officer broke a window and in the apartment made a grim if increasingly common discovery. The tenant, a young woman, was on the couch with a man; both were dead of an apparent drug […]

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McKinsey Advised Johnson & Johnson on Increasing Opioid Sales

At the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the rule is sacrosanct: Never publicly disclose client advice. And for the most part, adherence to that rule has served the company well. But in recent months, as government officials seek to assign blame for the opioid crisis that has strangled large parts of the nation, McKinsey’s […]

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Hospital C.E.O. Resigns and 23 Employees Are Fired After Doctor Is Charged in Murders

The chief executive of an Ohio health care system announced his resignation and the termination of 23 employees on Thursday, one month after a doctor who worked for the hospital was charged in one of the largest murder cases in the state’s history. Ed Lamb, the chief executive of Mount Carmel Health System, said in […]

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Mexican Opium Prices Plummet, Driving Poppy Farmers to Migrate

SAN MIGUEL AMOLTEPEC VIEJO, Mexico — For years, two young brothers, like many other farmers in their poor, mountainous region of southwest Mexico, found salvation in the opium poppy. They bled the milky latex from its pods and the profits made their hard lives a little easier. The fact that this substance was the raw […]

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Opioid Crisis in the Bronx Claims Tiny Victim: 1-Year-Old

Two days after Christmas, Darwin Santana-Gonzalez, a curly-haired 1-year-old, was toddling around a Bronx apartment where, the police said, a potent mixture of heroin and fentanyl was being prepared, stamped and packed for sale. The powerful opioids had been placed in packages, the authorities said, along with a related drug, acetylfentanyl, creating the sort of […]

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