A dramatic surge in heroin deaths is happening across the country. Health officials warn it’s because of a lethal new trend–spiking heroin with powerful painkillers.
Pushing for change. In the United States, one person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose. So the government wants to crack down on popular painkillers.
A Carroll County woman charged with murder in the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old daughter has been released on bail.
Montgomery County police say as many people have died from heroin overdoses in the last few months as in the previous three years combined.
Drugs and deaths. The Maryland Health Department is addressing a 15 percent hike in fatal drug overdoses in Maryland.
Hurlock police have charged a man with manslaughter in the fatal drug overdose of a teenager.
Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.
Annapolis Police have identified two men who were found dead in a vehicle at a gas station.
The wife of an Ellicott City quadriplegic who died of an oxycodone overdose is scheduled to stand trial for second-degree murder.
People who seek medical assistance for drug overdoses will get limited legal protections under a bill signed recently by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray.
In an extremely rare move, a woman’s fatal drug overdose is ruled a homicide. Now, someone else could take the blame for injecting her with heroin.
A Smithsburg man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling the drugs that caused a fatal overdose.