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Tablets believed to be laced with fentanyl are displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration Northeast Regional Laboratory on October 8, 2019 in New York. - According to US government data, about 32,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2018. That accounts for 46 percent of all fatal overdoses. Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for a range of conditions, has been central to the American opioid crisis which began in the late 1990s. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)

Texas, Colo. authorities warn of spike in fentanyl overdoses

The Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas has warned of a possible surge in drug overdoses. According to the agency, nine patients were taken to local hospitals after experiencing signs of overdoses over a span of around 36-hours last week. Additionally, El Paso police reported two people died from an accidental overdose last month.






FILE - The Walgreens logo on the front of a store, July 14, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. The Walgreens pharmacy chain has reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday, May 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Walgreens to pay Fla. $683M in opioid settlement

Walgreens has agreed to pay Florida $683 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy chain helped fuel the opioid crisis in the state. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the agreement Thursday, which requires Walgreens to pay $620 million to the state over a period of 18-years and 63 million for legal fees.


America First Legal VP Gene Hamilton on Title 42

America First Legal partnered with the state of Texas to file a lawsuit and a motion for a preliminary injunction against the President Joe Biden’s plans to terminate Title 42 on May 23, 2022. Now that a federal judge in Louisiana has temporarily stopped the Biden administration from ending the pandemic restriction at the border, what happens next?