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Obama Administration Refused to Declare Public Health Emergency for Fentanyl

The Washington Post on Wednesday published a searing indictment of the Obama administration for disregarding a plea from health experts to declare a public health emergency for overdoses from fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that was already racking up a body count in 2016 and would go on to kill thousands of people over the next three years.

The federal judge declined to offer his views on merits of the lawsuit, only saying that the plaintiffs technically have the right to sue. File Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines Again as Fentanyl Rampage Continues

American life expectancy declined again last year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adding up to the worst four-year decline since 1915-1918, when mortality rates were driven by the infamous meat grinder of World War One and a deadly flu pandemic.

The US opioid epidemic is accelerating, with hospital emergency room visits for overdoses from drugs like heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers up 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hayward: Fentanyl Is the Real Chemical Weapon Attack at the U.S. Border

The left is shrieking about President Donald Trump committing “war crimes” at the border by using tear gas to disperse a mob of violent migrants, while the media try very hard to keep anyone from remembering the sainted Barack Obama repeatedly did the same thing. All of these hysterics are curiously silent about the real chemical weapons attack perpetrated at the U.S. border: the fentanyl epidemic.

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Medical Experts Fear Congo Ebola Outbreak May Become Worst Ever

Harried doctors fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fear it may become the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the region to date, as an ongoing insurgency slows treatment and accelerates contamination.

About 28,000 people were infected with Ebola in the outbreak which began in late 2013 and continued through last year, killing more than 11,000 people mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (AFP/File Marco Longari)

Drug Overdose Deaths May Have Declined in 2018

Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) over the summer suggest the rate of drug overdose deaths is declining or at least has “begun to plateau,” as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar put it last week.

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U.S. Opioid Crisis Deadlier Than Global Terrorism in 2017, Say Feds

Drug overdoses, primarily driven by opioids like fentanyl and heroin, killed an unprecedented 72,287 people in the United States in 2017–proving to be more lethal than terrorist attacks across the world during the same period, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. government data shows.

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Report: Abortion Accounts for 61% of Black Deaths in America

Induced abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States, and accounts for a disturbing 61 percent of deaths of African Americans, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Active TB Increased 30 Percent in Germany In 2015, Year of Massive Immigration

The German equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control says the number of active cases of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Germany increased 30 percent in one year, jumping to 5,852 in 2015, up from 4,488 in 2014. That dramatic increase slowed significantly in 2016, when 5,915 cases were reported.

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Three Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB in California

Three refugees who arrived in California during 2014 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at their initial domestic medical screening, according to the state’s Office of Refugee Health (ORH).

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