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.
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.