Drug overdoses

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll reportedly dead at age 35

Colin Kroll accepts the Breakthrough Award for Emerging Technology from rapper Lil Jon onstage at the 2014 Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards. Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Variety

Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia and co-founder of Vine, was found dead in his New York City apartment early Sunday from an apparent drug overdose, reports TMZ.

Details: Kroll was elevated to become CEO of HQ Trivia in September. There were reports earlier this year that some venture capital firms had passed on investing in HQ because of alleged "bad behavior" by Kroll when he worked at Twitter that included allegations of sexual harassment. He later apologized for what he called "poor management."

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the U.S.

Fentanyl package
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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday confirmed what experts have been warning: Fentanyl is not only deadly on its own, but is also contributing to other drugs' high death rates.

The big picture: As the nation's addiction crisis has unfolded, the No. 1 cause of overdose deaths has shifted from prescription drugs to heroin to fentanyl. And now cocaine — a stimulant, making it the odd man out — is also seeing a spike.

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