This Year, All Md. Schools Legally Required To Stock Anti-Overdose DrugWhen Maryland schools are back in session next month, each one will be required to stock the overdose-reversal drug known as naloxone.
Chicago Giving Departing Inmates Overdose-Reversing DrugChicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation's opioid epidemic.
City Getting $2 Million For 'Sobering Center'
City Health Officials Say They Are Low On Opioid Overdose DrugBaltimore health officials say they are rationing the drug used to counter opioid overdoses.
Baltimore Officials Make Opioid Antidote Easily Available Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen signed a new standing order making an antidote that reverses the effects of opioids available over the counter.
Medical, Nursing Students Learn How To Treat Heroin OverdosesMedical and nursing students are adding a course to their training: how to treat heroin overdoses.
Girl, 5, Revived With Narcan After Methadone OverdosePolice say a 5-year-old girl was revived with naloxone after she overdosed on methadone in the western Maryland city of Hagerstown.
The Push For Heroin Overdose Drugs In Md. SchoolsSchools are also working to solve this problem by training their staff to use the overdose medication naloxone in fighting Maryland's heroin epidemic.
White House Announces $17 Million to Curb Opioid UseThe Obama administration has announced that it will spend $17 million to help law enforcement agencies deal with the increase in heroin and opioid abuse.
Death Raises Questions: Did Prince Die of An Overdose?Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.
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.
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.