New Bills to Tackle Opioid Epidemic Passed But Md. Lawmakers Need FundingMaryland lawmakers highlighted a new package of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to tackle the heroin epidemic.
The Heroin Addiction EpidemicFrom opium dens to morphine addiction, heroin use has been cited in American historical accounts since the 1800's. And, now, professionals are concerned how this old drug has, indeed, made its comeback in a major way.
Recovery After Overdoses: Stopping Heroin's 'Revolving Door'It's a truth addicts and health providers know well: Naloxone can reverse heroin overdoses, but it can't cure the addictions that cause them.
New Heroin Treatment Center Opens In BaltimoreAs big and small cities around the country, including Baltimore, target the heroin epidemic, a new treatment center is opening up in the city---this comes as police make a big heroin bust this week.
Md. Health Officials Work To Combat Overdose EpidemicCombating Baltimore's epidemic drug addiction. As part of Maryland's Overdose Awareness Week, new actions are being taken to tackle this health emergency.
Task Force Finds Md. Heroin Problem Likely Worse Than Most ThinkThe state's heroin problem is likely a lot worse than most Marylanders think. That's one of the conclusions from the state's emergency task force on heroin and opioids.
Feds Launch New $5M Program To Combat Heroin EpidemicThe White House launches a new multi-million dollar program to fight a nationwide heroin epidemic. Some of the money is coming right here to our area.
Mayor To Announce Plans For Fighting Heroin EpidemicThe mayor will announce plans for fighting the heroin epidemic Monday at 1 pm.
Former FBI Agent Gets 3 Years In Drug Tampering CaseAn FBI agent accused of abusing heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botching dozens of cases has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Heroin Epidemic Continues To Surge; Antidote More Difficult To BuyA warning from Baltimore health officials--heroin is getting even more deadly. It's now being laced with a powerful painkiller. Making matters worse, the antidote is harder than ever to get.
Cummings Calls For Lower Prices For Heroin Overdose AntidoteRep. Elijah Cummings is calling on Maryland leaders to negotiate lower prices for a heroin overdose antidote to ensure first responders have the drug at hand when they need it.
Fentanyl-related Deaths Up 178 Percent In BaltimoreHealth officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.