A warning from Baltimore health officials–heroin is getting even more deadly. It’s now being laced with a powerful painkiller. Making matters worse, the antidote is harder than ever to get.
Two former Wesleyan University students pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges they distributed synthetic party drugs that resulted in on-campus overdoses and sent 11 people to hospitals.
Maryland’s health department says the state had a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses in 2014, compared to the previous year.
Maryland’s health department is focusing its battle against heroin overdose deaths by targeting services to people who have survived previous overdoses.
It’s a nationwide epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is responsible for a growing number of deaths. Now a new study out of Johns Hopkins shows that doctors are taking steps to try and fight painkiller overdoses.
Despite a call to cancel it, the massive electronic dance festival “Moonrise” is happening at Pimlico. The concern follows two overdose deaths at a similar festival last week at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Fighting a deadly problem. Governor Martin O’Malley recently signed an executive order in a push to prevent the growing number of drug overdoses in Maryland. It’s a problem getting out of control.
Maryland saw a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, state officials said Thursday as they announced a renewed focus on fighting the rise of fentanyl-laced heroin.
In Maryland, it’s a killer more deadly than guns. Heroin deaths have reached epidemic levels in the state. Now the Drug Enforcement Agency has started a task force to go after heroin dealers.