The Overdose Epidemic

May 17, 2023 | The New York Times

U.S. Recorded Nearly 110,000 Overdose Deaths in 2022

The six-figure death toll was another signal that the nation’s efforts to unwind the damage from an increasingly complex and deadly drug supply are still far from complete. Read More

November 27, 2021 | The New York Times

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

Americans died of drug overdoses in record numbers as the pandemic spread across the country, federal researchers reported on Wednesday, the result of lost access to treatment, rising mental health problems and wider availability of dangerously potent street drugs. Read More

United States Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA Issues Public Safety Alert on Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl and Meth

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Drug Enforcement
Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans
of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in
counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal drug
networks in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate prescription pills, and are killing unsuspecting Americans at an unprecedented rate. Read More