Philadelphia Launches New “Don’t Take the Risk” Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths

 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use.  The campaign contains a collection of stories in English

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Autopsy: Prince Died of Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

VOA News Autopsy results from the U.S. pop star Prince, who died suddenly in April, show he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller more potent than morphine or heroin. It was not immediately clear if the drug was obtained illegally or by prescription. (more...)

Actor Sean Pen Interviewed Mexican Drug Lord for ‘Rolling Stone’

VOA News U.S. actor Sean Penn met with legendary Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Mexico, months before his capture, for an interview posted on Rolling Stone magazine's website late Saturday, a day after Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities. Guzman "proudly" volunteers to Penn "I supply more heroin, (more...)

5-Year-Old Saved Her Father Reportedly Overdosed On Heroin

"A five-year-old girl called police after her father passed out from an alleged heroin overdose in a Delaware County", CBS News reported. Authorities said, a child called 9-1-1 and reported that her father would not wake up , he was in the basement, fell down off a chair and (more...)

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