The Fulton County Board of Health partnered with local organizations StopHIVATL and the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition to give out fentanyl test strips to save lives from drug overdose, which continues to add to a decrease in life expectancy nationwide.
The art teacher is being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.
A new report shows the pandemic and the overdose crisis helped push down the average life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row.
A recent warning from the Drug Enforcement Agency about brightly colored pills containing fentanyl has some parents worried about Halloween. While the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not received any reports of the pills here, law enforcement partners have seized them in 26 states since August.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning that drug dealers are marketing rainbow-colored fentanyl to kids. Many drug experts say that's likely not happening.
Festival promoters are allowing lifesaving medication as fentanyl deaths surge, but volunteers are often left to distribute it, and more controversial forms of harm reduction aren't openly allowed.
Put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal case against two foreign nationals is proceeding after charges were first filed in 2019.
Overdose deaths have risen sharply across Canada in the past five years, with deaths linked to fentanyl doubling. Officials hope decriminalization will make more users willing to seek medical care.
After 17 overdoses — including four deaths — this spring, Indigenous leaders in Montana and surrounding states look for ways to stop the fentanyl crisis and provide more treatment and care.
Stephen Walter was sentenced on Monday. He is one of three men indicted in connection with supplying the fentanyl-laced pills that contributed to the rapper's accidental overdose in 2018.
New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that synthetic opioid use is driving the overdose crisis in the U.S.
While white Georgians ages 25 to 54 still account for most overdose deaths from opioids, fatalities among Black Georgians are climbing fast, up more than 250% since 2019, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Harm reduction is one of four policies the Biden administration says must be immediately implemented in order to address the record high number of overdose deaths.
The strips that determine whether a substance contains fentanyl are currently considered paraphernalia in Georgia. That puts a life-saving tool in the same category as a syringe.