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.
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.
4 Overdose On Synthetic Marijuana Called 'Scooby Snax'Four people were hospitalized in Anne Arundel County after police say they overdosed on a synthetic marijuana called “Scobby Snax”.
Baltimore County Planning Drug Overdose Response TrainingThe Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training course on how to prevent and respond to certain drug overdoses.
Maryland Man Gets 7 Years In Fatal Heroin SaleA Maryland man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to providing heroin to a man who died after using the drug.
Organizers, City Officials Vow To Keep Weekend's Concert SafePreparations are underway as the city prepares to host a two-day electronic dance music concert this weekend. It comes just days after two people died and 19 others were hospitalized during a similar concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Vigil Set For Teen Who Died At Howard County ConcertOfficials at a northern Virginia high school are planning a candlelight vigil for a teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose at a recent concert in Maryland.
Family Of UMd. Concertgoer Believes He Died After Drinking Drug-Tainted WaterA concert spirals out of control, taking the lives of two young men. They died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party electronic concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Now we're hearing first-hand about the widespread commotion and drug use at the event.
1 Dead, 20 Taken To Hospital After Drug Overdoses At ConcertDrugs, overdoses and a death. Police say dozens of concertgoers at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Howard County were hospitalized.
Heroin Overdose Rise Prompts Maryland CrackdownMaryland's historic capital is known for sailing and shopping, a place where people eat seafood at waterside restaurants. It's not a place that city police considered a destination for people looking to buy heroin -- at least, not until recently.