Fatal Drug Overdoses Continue To Climb In MarylandFatal drug overdoses in Maryland are continuing to climb at an alarming rate.
Cops: Man At Dunkin' Donuts With Son Overdoses In BathroomNew Hampshire police say a man ingested heroin in a bathroom at a Dunkin' Donuts during a visit with his 9-year-old son and had to be revived with an opioid-overdose antidote.
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.
Miami Boy's Death Shows Powerful Opioid's Chilling PotentialA 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities say. But how he came into contact with the powerful painkiller is a mystery.
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.
Harford County Sheriff Deputy Shares Being Exposed To FentanylA Harford County sheriff deputy speaks out after exposure to the opioid fentanyl during an effort to save someone's life.
Maryland Lawmakers Outline Package on Opioid OverdosesMaryland lawmakers have brought together a variety of proposals to help fight the heroin and opioid epidemic in the state.
Additional Charges For Grandmother In Infant's Methadone OverdoseThe grandmother arrested after a 15-month-old was hospitalized following a methadone overdose is now facing additional charges in the case.
Harford Co. Officials Warn Of Synthetic Opiates More Deadly Than HeroinHarford County is grappling with a sudden spike in heroin overdose deaths.
Getting Overdose Antidote With Painkillers May Cut ER VisitsA new study says patients prescribed an overdose antidote along with opioids made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.
Baltimore Health Commissioner Issues Overdose Prevention PlanBaltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen announced Wednesday that the city plans to issue a “standing order” for a medication that completely reverses the effect of an opioid overdose.
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.