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Drug overdoses driving down U.S. life expectancy – health officials

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Americans have lost almost 4 months of longevity since 2014, the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says

Demi Lovato thankful to be alive after overdose

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:10 PM

'It is something that I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,' Demi says on Instagram

Singer/songwriter Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada / AFP PHOTO / LISA O'CONNOR

Singer Demi Lovato hospitalized for drug overdose – reports

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:40 AM

People magazine quotes an anonymous source close to Lovato saying that the singer is in stable condition and that the overdose, while drug-related, is not from heroin, as initially reported by TMZ

DEMI. In this file photo taken on April 25, 2017 Demi Lovato attends the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

China disputes Trump claim it produces most U.S.-bound fentanyl

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:12 PM

A Chinese official did not 'deny or reject' the claim that some Chinese-produced fentanyl found its way into the US market, but 'according to the intelligence and information exchanged... between China and the US, the evidence is insufficient to illustrate that the majority of fentanyl or other new psychoactive substances come from China'

Big Bang's T.O.P. is found unconscious, rushed to hospital

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:50 AM

T O P is taken to the hospital due to a suspected drug overdose

Prince's doc prescribed meds under friend's name – warrants

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:02 AM

The documents pertain to the first 6 months of the investigation into Prince s death at his Minnesota estate a year ago from an overdose of the powerful narcotic fentanyl

MEDICATIONS. File photo shows singer Prince performing during the half-time at the Super Bowl in 2007. Authorities say they are questioning a doctor who prescribed the singer medication before his death. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Bereaved relatives fear Italy nurse 'may have killed others'

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Fausta Bonino is accused of having given her victims up to 10 times the usual dose of the anticoagulant drug Eparina also known as Heparin Her husband insists she is innocent

PROBE INTO DEATHS. Carabinieri captain Gennaro Riccardi shows a vial containing the drug Heparin during a press conference in Livorno, Italy, March 31, 2016. Franco Silvi/EPA

Stars attend private funeral for Hoffman

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:52 AM

The private funeral service lasted for an hour and a half at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue in Manhattan

Jackson's doctor released from jail after two years

Oct 29, 2013 - 11:01 AM

His release was brought forward due to good behavior and prison overcrowding

FREE MAN. Hecklers outside Conrad Murray's jail and a small group of Jackson fans booed his release. Photo from Facebook