Report: Toddler overdosed, had oxycodone in bloodstream – Youngstown Vindicator

Published: Thu, October 12, 2017 @ 12:02 a.m.

By Jordyn Grzelewski

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BOARDMAN

Emergency medical workers reported that a toddler who was treated at a fire station suffered a drug overdose.

Township police are investigating the incident reported Tuesday.

Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said a firefighter at the station on Shields Road saw a vehicle sitting at the traffic light in front of the station about 5 (more…)

Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions – CNN

“Our focus is on helping customers get the most value from their medications — this means obtaining effective pain relief while also guarding against opioid misuse,” Cigna Chief Pharmacy Officer Jon Maesner said in a statement Wednesday.

OxyContin is a brand name for an extended-release version of oxycodone, a commonly prescribed opioid painkiller.

Last year, Cigna set a goal of reducing its customers’ (more…)

‘These blue pills are death’: Fentanyl-laced drugs seized in Buffalo – Buffalo News

The little blue pills look identical to prescription oxycodone, down to the letter “M” and number “30” stamped into them.

But 500 such pills found hidden within 31 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped to a Buffalo address turned out to be laced with the deadly drug fentanyl, according to state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who held a hastily called (more…)