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Boy dies after mistaking crystal meth for his morning cereal

A HUNGRY child has died in the USA after eating 180 times the lethal amount of methamphetamine, which he thought was a breakfast cereal. Eight-year-old Curtis Collman III woke up early on June 21 and told his dad, Curtis Gilbert Collman II, that he wanted something to eat, the man told authorities, according to WDRB. Mr Collman, 41, said there was no food in the house in Seymour, Indiana. But there was meth that he […]

Deadly cocktail after fake marijuana sex shop racket QLd Australia

A SEX shop owner and his sidekick knew the fake weed they sold was dangerous – but kept dealing anyway. Two people died from synthetic marijuana David Andre Jules Piccinato and Ross McGlone trafficked. Piccinato, 45, owned Love Heart stores in Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Toowoomba. McGlone was his number two, and operations manager. On Thursday, Brisbane District Court heard drugs were packaged as “tea” and sold for a few months from late 2014. The […]

The ‘drop dead’ drug terrorising North America linked to 10 deaths in Melbourne Australia

A string of deaths in Melbourne are believed connected to the extremely dangerous “drop dead” drug fuelling the worst opioid crisis in United States history. The 10 overdoses, involving a suspected mix of heroin and fentanyl, are thought to be the first deaths attributed to the concoction outside of North America, where last year drugs killed more than 60,000 people. It is feared more local cases could occur, with about 30 international fentanyl shipments entering […]

Prescription opioids are causing more Australians to die than heroin: ABS..Australian Bureau of Statistics

More Australians are dying from accidental opioid overdoses each year, with prescription painkillers rather than heroin now accounting for two-thirds of the fatalities, latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows. An analysis of finalised ABS data by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre found 68 per cent of the 668 overdose deaths in 2013 were related to pharmaceutical opioids – a far cry from the heroin epidemic of the 1990s when the majority of opioid deaths […]