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Massachusetts Officers Treated for Opioid Exposure After Responding to Fatal Overdose

September 2, 2018
Two Sterling, MA, Police officers and one Massachusetts State Police trooper were treated for opioid exposure after responding to a fatal overdose on Friday.

Video: 24 Guards, Inmates Treated for Opioid Exposure in Ohio Prison

August 29, 2018
As officers and medical responders arrived, a total of 28 individuals were treated through the administration of naloxone.

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

August 28, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

DOJ Announces Regulatory Steps to Address Opioid Epidemic

July 11, 2018
The Department of Justice today announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to combat the national opioid crisis.

Police Could Access Drug Database Under Proposed North Carolina Law

June 14, 2018
The Controlled Substance Reporting System is a database of prescriptions that doctors and pharmacists can use to see if a patient is getting controlled substances from multiple doctors.

Asheville, NC, Police Must Obtain Written Permission to Conduct Vehicle Searches

May 29, 2018
Chief Hooper and law enforcement advocates said the changes would make it harder for officers to protect the public and would hamper them in combating a historic drug epidemic and the crimes that come with it.

3 Wisconsin Officers Treated for Fentanyl Exposure

May 28, 2018
Officers said they spotted a man and a woman in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot. While searching that vehicle, officers say they removed a purse that had an unknown substance in it. One officer began feeling ill while still on the scene, the other showed symptoms back at the station.

Halyard Health Introduces Fentanyl-Resistant Gloves for First Responders

May 1, 2018
Black-Fire powder-free nitrile exam gloves safeguard against exposure and are tested according to the ASTM D6978 guidelines and found to resist permeation of fentanyl for up to 240 minutes.

Video: Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects.

Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects. More Here.

Trump Wants Federal Death Penalty for Some Opioid Dealers

March 16, 2018
In addition to a federal death penalty for some drug dealers, the White House plan also calls for making it easier to invoke the mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers who knowingly distribute illegal opioids that can be lethal, like fentanyl.

908 Devices Launches Drug Hunter Mission Mode to Combat Fentanyl and High Priority Drugs

January 19, 2018
A new software update for 908 Devices' MX908 helps first responders identify different substances with three new modes: Drug Hunter, Chemical Warfare Hunter, and Explosive Hunter

Phoenix PD Fights Opioid Epidemic on Multiple Fronts

December 29, 2017
The Phoenix PD says the local opioid problem is about more than fentanyl. The Phoenix Police Crime Laboratory has identified a variety of compounds in illicit pills seized within the city. Some of the additional compounds include: heroin; cocaine; lidocaine, fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and tramadol.

Milwaukee Creates Police Intelligence Unit to Fight Opioid Crisis

December 15, 2017
The task force will provide a quicker turnaround of intelligence, identify patterns and geographic spikes where deaths are occurring and rapidly respond to deadly batches of fentanyl-laced heroin, he said.

AG Sessions Creates New DEA Office to 'Turn Tide' in Opioid Crisis

November 30, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the DEA's 22nd field office would be located in Louisville, Ky., part of a region plagued by the abuse of the prescription painkiller, heroin and the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl.

Despite Trump’s Efforts, China’s Online Fentanyl Dealers Still in Business

November 13, 2017
Buying opioids from China, despite legal prohibitions, remains as easy as providing money and a shipping address. A drug bazaar thrives on Chinese websites, providing one-stop shopping for users around the world.

DEA Announces Emergency Measure to Fight Fentanyl Variants

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will begin using emergency measures to categorize new fentanyl-like drugs as controlled substances, an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving permutations of the powerful opioid drug.

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis "Public Health Emergency"

October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday. What effect this will have on law enforcement struggling with the opioid problem is unclear, as the president stopped short of a national emergency declaration that would have freed up more federal money.

Fentanyl Bust Was Largest In NYC History, Officials Say

September 20, 2017
Two combined federal and local narcotics investigations in recent weeks netted the largest haul of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl in New York City history, disrupting what officials said Monday were retail drug operations trafficking throughout the metropolitan area.

8 NYPD Officers Sickened by Toxic Fumes at Suspected Drug Lab

September 1, 2017
Eight New York Police Department officers were taken to the hospital early Friday after entering an alleged drug lab in Queens and inhaling fumes believed to have been from a highly toxic synthetic opioid.
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