Tag Archives: ‘Deaths

Drug overdose deaths see first decline in decades

Drug overdose deaths declined in 2018 after years of increases, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday. “The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “Lives are being saved, and we’re… Read More »

The Latest: Doctor's license suspended after hospital deaths

The Latest on claims that Ohio hospital patients received potentially fatal doses of pain medicine (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Ohio’s medical board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive and possibly fatal pain medicine for dozens of hospital patients without their families’ knowledge. The board says William Husel (HYOO’-suhl) invoked… Read More »