Overdose

FDA

FDA Calls For Tighter Rules For Prescription Drug Use

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.

10/26/2013

Paula Jane Shipley, Paula Shipley,

Mother Charged In Girl’s Overdose Death Released

A Carroll County woman charged with murder in the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old daughter has been released on bail.

09/10/2013

heroin

Spike In Heroin Deaths Reported In Montgomery County

Montgomery County police say as many people have died from heroin overdoses in the last few months as in the previous three years combined.

08/14/2013

o'malley

Gov. O’Malley Discusses Drug Overdose Deaths In Maryland

Drugs and deaths. The Maryland Health Department is addressing a 15 percent hike in fatal drug overdoses in Maryland.

08/09/2013

(AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death

Hurlock police have charged a man with manslaughter in the fatal drug overdose of a teenager.

08/01/2013

Heroin

Maryland Sees Increase In Heroin Deaths

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.

07/10/2013

police lights

Police Identify 2 Men Found Dead In Vehicle

Annapolis Police have identified two men who were found dead in a vehicle at a gas station.

04/22/2013

court generic

Quadriplegic’s Wife To Stand Trial For Killing Him

The wife of an Ellicott City quadriplegic who died of an oxycodone overdose is scheduled to stand trial for second-degree murder.

01/04/2013

DC POLICE

D.C. To Give Limited Immunity To Overdose Witnesses

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.

12/11/2012

heroin

Woman’s Fatal Drug Overdose Ruled Homicide

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.

05/30/2012

handcuffswjz

Western Md. Man Gets 6 Years For Fatal Overdose

A Smithsburg man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling the drugs that caused a fatal overdose.

07/07/2011

coma

Unconventional Methods Believed To Help Coma Patients Awaken

Awakening from a coma is often seen as a miracle. But in some specialized programs here in Maryland, miracles seem to happen more often. Unorthodox therapies in “awakening centers” are bringing people back to life.

05/24/2011

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