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Authorities say a Michigan man was arrested after Minot police seized 15,000 fentanyl pills and 80 grams of fentanyl powder with an estimated street value of more than $1 million. The drugs were found after a search warrant was executed at a storage garage where police say they found the powerful opioid along with a large amount of marijuana. A search at a second site resulted in the seizure of two firearms and $18,000 in case. Thirty-year-old Ryan Rattler, of Flushing, Michigan, was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver more than 40 grams of fentanyl and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Police say fentanyl was the cause of the “vast majority” of the 38 overdose deaths in the Minot area in 2020 and 2021.

The deadly mass shooting at an Oklahoma medical office by a man who blamed his surgeon for continuing pain following an operation on his back underscores the escalating threat of violence doctors have faced in recent years.

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TUESDAY, May 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2019, opioid only and opioid/polysubstance-related mortality rates increased among the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, according to a study published online May 2 in BMJ Open.

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TUESDAY, Feb. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. overdose deaths involving opioids and stimulant drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, surged between 2009 and 2019, particularly among Black individuals, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Opioids have often been prescribed for dental procedures for decades. But amid the opioid crisis, prescriptions for them have fallen in recent years.

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MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with chronic pain use a variety of pain management strategies, including opioids, but the majority use nonopioid management techniques, according to a research letter published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the growing opioid crisis a public health emergencyDespite the nationwide increase in opioid-related death rates, not all states have felt the impact equally. 

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