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Enough fentanyl to kill San Francisco: the new wave of the opioid crisis sweeping California
June 15, 2021

Erin McCormick in Berkeley Mon 14 Jun 2021 06.00 EDT Link to article Deaths from fentanyl overdoses have jumped by more than 2,100% in five years as the powerful drug has flooded the state. When San Francisco police seized seven kilos of powder-filled baggies containing the deadly opioid fentanyl last week, the city’s police chief […]

Today Show Interview
May 11, 2021

Kate Snow reports how criminals peddling illegal goods are using social media to reach customers sometimes putting young people in grave danger. Ed Ternan speaks about this epidemic, Song for Charlie and partnership with @snapchat Source: Today Show

KCRA 3 Special Report: Deadly counterfeit pills in NorCal
April 26, 2021

KCRA 3 Investigates Brian Heap reports on the rise of fake black-market pills and social media for a special report on Feb. 25, 2021. The special hopes to jumpstart conversations between parents and children, destigmatize drugs, and start changing the way people view the problem.

Mix 96 Good Deeds Interview
April 25, 2021

This week Sheryl is motivating service in the Sacramento area along with Just, when she visits “Song For Charlie”, an organization that is dedicated to educating parents and their kids about the dangers of counterfeit prescription drugs. She interviewed Ed and Mary Ternan, who started Song for Charlie after losing their son to a […]

Yahoo News KCRA Killer Counterfeits

‘These are killer counterfeits’: Parents warn about fake pills made with fentanyl Ed and Mary Ternan, from Pasadena lost their 22 year old son Charlie to fentanyl poisoning three weeks before he was set to graduate college. He thought he was buying Percocet via a social media site. Instead it was a fake pill made […]

CCMA Campus MIN Podcast
March 31, 2021

In this episode of Campus Ministry Connection, Tom interviews Ed and Mary Ternan who share the story of the tragic death of their son Charlie. For more information about Ed and Mary’s mission to help stop the surge of synthetic pills, visit their website: Season 4 Episode 23: The Dangers of Synthetic Pills

Charity Matters Podcast
March 8, 2021

Episode 7: The Ternan’s, Song for Charlie There is nothing more painful or devastating than the death of a child. When Charlie Ternan died last spring at age 22, just three weeks shy of his college graduation, from fentanyl poisoning it devastated his family and the community. The pill he got online turned out to […]

CNN HLN Weekend Express
February 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

Spectrum One
February 11, 2021

Grieving Family Creates Nonprofit to Warn of “Fentapills” By Sarah Pilla Los Angeles PUBLISHED 5:00 AM PT Feb. 11, 2021 LOS ANGELES — Every morning, Mary Ternan comes to her in-home memorial to look at photos and remember her son Charlie. “It was really hard to first look at these pictures right after Charlie died, […]

Today Show Interview
February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021 Re: Berman Dr. Laura Berman warns about drug dealers on Snapchat after son’s OD death On Sunday, relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman and her husband lost their 16-year-old son to a drug overdose. Now they’re speaking out to warn about the danger of buying pills on Snapchat. NBC senior national correspondent Kate […]

The Rise of Synthetic Drugs with Mary and Ed Ternan
February 7, 2021

In an effort to raise awareness about the rise of synthetic drugs such as fentanyl that, unfortunately, ended the life of their youngest child, Charlie Ternan, Mary and Ed Ternan join Brigit and Don to discuss the urgency of this problem that is infiltrating the lives of young men and women. Throughout the episode they […]