A media story out of Great Falls, Montana, about a prescription overdose death reminds me that many people still do not realize that sharing their prescription drugs with those to whom they were not prescribed can have tragic endings.
The story describes how a woman, who was legitimately prescribed fentanyl, gave her boyfriend some of the powerful drug for a headache, causing his death. The woman has been charged with negligent homicide, and in the meantime has lost a very close friend. There is no indication as to what form of fentanyl was prescribed and given to the boyfriend, but the drug-related death was documented through an autopsy. [Read more…]