A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down.
Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.
Mississippi State Troopers and other state law enforcement officers will begin carrying an overdose antidote, Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday, following the release of a state task force report on how to combat opioid and heroin abuse and overdoses.
Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show.
Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The Starkville Police Department charged two men with felonies after a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student died from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.
Heroin, a deadly drug that plagues other areas of the nation, is on the rise in South Mississippi.