New Jersey art teacher overdoses on fentanyl in front of middle school students, police say

Frank Thompson, 57, was found "unconscious and unresponsive on the classroom floor" on Nov. 29, police said.

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Report: Fentanyl deaths of children under 14 surging

Children under 14 are dying of fentanyl poisoning at a rate faster than any other age group, according to a new report from Families Against Fentanyl, a nonprofit spreading awareness about the deadly opioid.

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N.J. is closer to allowing public cannabis consumption areas, as local startups hope for bigger opportunities

New Jersey is close to establishing regulations that would allow cannabis retailers and medical cannabis facilities to create public consumption areas.

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Valley mother weighs in on fentanyl vaccine

A Valley mother who lost her son to fentanyl poising is hoping the new fentanyl vaccine will get approved from federal regulations.

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Fentanyl Vaccine Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Opioid Epidemic

Study Suggests New Vaccine Could Prevent Deadly Opioid from Entering the Brain

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10 Los Angeles middle school students appear to OD on cannabis edibles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten Los Angeles students appear to have overdosed on cannabis edibles Thursday at their middle school in the San Fernando Valley, officials said.

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DEA’s Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic

"Drug-related deaths are plaguing the nation and killing Americans at an unprecedented rate. Last year alone, nearly 108,000 lives were lost to a drug overdose, with fentanyl and methamphetamine driving this record increase. We can’t – we won’t – tolerate this as normal. It’s simply not acceptable.

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Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old

When his father opened the door to Zach Didier's bedroom, the boy seemed asleep at his desk, still wearing plaid pajama bottoms and a yellow T-shirt. His head rested in the crook of his left arm, near his soccer trophies and the computer where he played Minecraft with friends. But Chris Didier sensed something was terribly wrong.

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