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Richard Blodgett, a single father, was jailed on a drug charge when a worker from Arizona's child welfare agency delivered the news: His son was brain dead and on life support — just days after being taken into state custody.

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LOS ANGELES — The death of Tyler Sanders, a teen actor known for roles in "The Rookie" and "Fear the Walking Dead," was ruled an accidental fentanyl overdose, officials said Thursday. Sanders died this past June in his Glendale apartment at the age of 18. On June 16, a friend found Sanders unresponsive inside his locked apartment and called 911, a Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner's ...

As the U.S. deals with its deadliest overdose crisis to date, a national crime-prevention group is calling on the Justice Department to clamp down on social media’s role in the spread of fentanyl, the drug largely driving a troubling spike in overdose deaths among teenagers. 

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The number of U.S. overdose deaths from fentanyl has skyrocketed — exceeding all other accidental deaths, including car crashes and gun violence. In response, the federal government and some states are redoubling efforts to make medication-assisted treatment more accessible to the estimated 9.5 million people with an opioid use disorder.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The implementation of an automated harm reduction dispensing machine is associated with increased access and use of harm reduction products and services, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

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