Author: Galen Ettlin (KGW) OREGON, USA (KGW) — After two teens died in Multnomah County from suspected overdoses on fentanyl pills, local doctors and parents are raising awareness about the growing risk in Oregon. “Just having these conversations in our ...

Author: Maggie Vespa (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Days after Portland police said two teens died of suspected fentanyl overdoses, the Oregon Poison Center issued a public health warning about counterfeit opioid pills. Investigators believe the two Portland Public Schools ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan report from a congressional commission says the primary driver of the opioid epidemic today is illicit fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more potent than heroin. The report from the ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Two people survived apparent fentanyl overdoses while behind bars in the Josephine County Jail. On the evening of February 2, deputies said two inmates appeared to have overdosed on narcotics. Medical staff gave the pair several ...

GRENADA, Cali. – A 5-year-old girl is recovering after her mom said she was exposed to fentanyl at school. The school is now shut down while Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office investigates just what happened. Parents of 5-year-old Addison said they ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fentanyl is increasingly becoming more of an issue within the Rogue Valley. Now police are warning residents of how it could affect them. Last year, overdoses caused by fentanyl more than doubled from 6 to 13. Now ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – Police announced the discovery of tens-of-thousands of fentanyl pills found inside a van’s hidden compartment after a traffic stop on Interstate 5. The Medford Police Department said on July 28, officers with the Medford Area Drug and ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– President Trump signed a new bill into law on Wednesday that will crackdown on the shipment of illicit drugs into the country. The Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Protection or STOP Act is part of a package of 70 ...

ASHLAND, Ore. — Doctor Jim shames, the Jackson County Public Health officer says Oregon has made the most progress out of any other state in the nation when it comes to reducing opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Dr. Shames says the ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– A new drug that has made it’s way into the Rogue Valley in the past couple years has law enforcement and health officials concerned about the potential it has to disrupt the community. It’s called fentanyl, a synthetic ...

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