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Champions for Change
September 21, 2022

Song for Charlie is honored to be profiled by CNN as part of their annual Champions For Change event. Anchor Kate Balduan features our story in a segment that aired on Tuesday, September 20 in the 8am PT hour and will air again on September 23 in the 6pm PT hour. The one-hour CNN Special […]

Thousands of Free Naloxone Doses Hitting Music Events This Summer
July 19, 2022

SOURCE: FILTERMAG BY WILLIAM PERRY & MORGAN GODVIN Music events feel like one of the last safe, unifying cultural gatherings in a country ravaged by divisions and stresses, including the pressures of a multi-year pandemic. Most of these events were canceled in 2020 and 2021, but this year packed clubs, arenas and festival grounds are […]

Forget What You Know About Fentanyl
July 13, 2022

SOURCE: In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt With fentanyl deaths at a record high, Andy speaks with two experts about rethinking opioids, overdoses, and addiction. Ed Ternan, a father whose son died from fentanyl poisoning after buying a fake Percocet on Snapchat, explains how fake pills and social media are driving an increase in deaths […]

Grieving father opens up about his son’s death from fentanyl poisoning
July 7, 2022

Tucker Carlson previews his ‘Tucker Carlson Today’ interview with Ed Ternan, a heartbroken father whose son died from a fentanyl overdose.

Fentanyl: An Urgent Warning for All
May 17, 2022

For the first time, actor Michael K. Williams’ nephew speaks out about losing his beloved uncle to fentanyl. Comic Kate Quigley reveals how she was the lone survivor of a fentanyl poisoning that killed three of her friends including comedian Fuquan Johnson. The grief-stricken parents of a 15-year-old girl share the tragic tale of their […]

Counterfeit Meds Sold on Social Media Are Killing Kids: ‘My Son Took One Pill and Died,’ Says Mom
April 7, 2022

People Magazine Exclusive By Alexandra Rockey Fleming Amanda Eubanks says her 13-year-old boy didn’t know what drug he was taking, and got a counterfeit pill containing enough fentanyl to fatally poison him Luca Manuel never imagined he’d lose his life over one small pill. He had too much stuff to do. The 13-year-old loved taking […]

‘One pill can kill’: Nonprofit spreads awareness of counterfeit fentanyl pills
March 23, 2022

SOURCE: KTAU ABC By Frances Lin, KATU Staff PORTLAND, Ore. — Fake pills laced with fentanyl have killed countless teenagers this year, including two in Portland. According to the CDC, deaths from fentanyl have tripled in the past two years among teenagers. Parents who lost a child due to a fentanyl death created a nonprofit […]

Oregon doctors, parents push awareness of rising fentanyl overdoses, deaths
March 22, 2022

According to Kaiser, Oregon saw 472 overdoses in 2020. Between January and August of 2021, Oregon saw 473 more. SOURCE: KGW8 NBC Author: Galen Ettlin OREGON, USA — After two teens died in Multnomah County from suspected overdose on fentanyl pills, local doctors and parents are raising awareness about the growing risk in Oregon. […]

Beaverton School District parents lose child to fentanyl, will speak at webinar
March 21, 2022

by: Gabby Urenda Source: KOIN ABC6 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Parents within the Beaverton School District will be presenting at an event featuring families who have lost kids to fake prescription pills. On Tuesday, March 22, Jon and Jennifer Epstein will talk to others on a Song for Charlie webinar titled, “Drugs in the Age […]

Parents warn of fentanyl danger after two Portland students die from accidental overdoses
March 7, 2022

Source: KATU2 ABC PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police say two Portland Public Schools students died within 24 hours of each other from overdoses. Police suspect both tragedies were accidental fentanyl overdoses. “We stand here ready to help those parents and the community members in any way that we can,” Jon Epstein, whose son, Cal, […]

SADDChat featuring Ed Ternan
February 8, 2022

Did you know just ONE pill can kill? This SADDChat features Ed Ternan of Song for Charlie, an organization dedicated to ending the fentapill (AKA fentanyl pill) crisis.

FOX 11 Investigates: Going undercover on the fight against fentanyl crisis
February 3, 2022

By Koco McAboy Source: FOX11 LA LOS ANGELES – The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, is seeing an alarming increase in fentanyl-related drug deaths across the country and throughout Southern California. Bill Bodner, a Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Los Angeles Field Division, described the deaths as a “crisis.” “I think this is […]