# Opioid epidemic
Pharma company agrees to pay Colorado $18 million in opioid settlement
(Myriam Zilles on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) Bankrupt opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt will pay colorado $18 million for its role in fueling the opioid epidemic. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s announcement Tuesday is the latest in his opioid litigation initiative, which is on track to deliver more than $520 million in legal settlements to Colorado to support treatment, recovery, prevention and education programs throughout the state.
Fentanyl Overtakes Heroin As Top Opioid In Pennsylvania
Fentanyl has replaced heroin as the opioid of choice in Pennsylvania. According to a newly released report by the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI), the agency seized more than forty times the amount of fentanyl than heroin in the first three months of 2022, already surpassing last year's fentanyl seizures. In 2021, BNI seized more fentanyl than in the previous four years combined.
“It is happening here": Douglas County fentanyl abuse echoes statewide, national trends
Needles sit on the ground amidst other trash.Jonathon Gonzalez on Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has seen overdose rates in his community rise significantly since 2019.
Two arrested in Eastvale for possession of Fentanyl pills for sale
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department ongoing investigation results in two arrests for drug sales. According to the official release of information, in December of 2021, Amanda Listoe (31-year-old resident of Ontario) was arrested in the City of Eastvale for possession fentanyl pills for sales.