Three Harford County Organizations Awarded Nearly $420K To Assist With Opioid EpidemicThree organizations in Harford County have been awarded nearly $420,000 in state funding to help assist with the opioid epidemic in the fiscal year 2022.
McKinsey Agrees To Pay Nearly $600M Over Opioid Crisis, Including $12M To MarylandThe business consultant McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in consulting businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis.
Maryland Among States Sharing Nearly $20M To Address Economic Impacts Of Opioid CrisisMaryland and three other states will get a total of nearly $20 million to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday.
Opioid Prescriptions Down 22 Percent In Maryland Since 2017, Governor Hogan SaysGovernor Hogan announced a decline in opioid prescriptions. Hogan said prescriptions are down 22 percent since 2017.
Fatal Opioid Overdoses, Crime Down In Harford CountyFatal overdoses in Harford County are down 44 percent so far in 2019, and overall crime is down as well, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.
Centreville's 'Haunted Trap House' Returns With Warning About Dangers Of Opioid CrisisThirty years after it first appeared as a warning about Maryland's drug epidemic, the Haunted Trap House in Centreville will return with a focus on the damage caused by opioid addiction in Queen Anne's County.
Workgroup Releases 11 Recommendations For Combating Baltimore County's Opioid EpidemicBaltimore County is considering nearly a dozen recommendations to address the opioid epidemic as the county grapples with the second-highest opioid-related death rate in Maryland.
Maryland To Get More Than $42M In Federal Funds To Fight Opioid EpidemicMaryland will get more than $42 million in federal funding to help fight the state's opioid epidemic.
Hogan Announces $10 Million In Grants To Fight Heroin, Opioid EpidemicGov. Larry Hogan announced grants that total $10 million to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic in Maryland in fiscal year 2020.
Howard County Opioid Deaths Fall By 26 Percent In 2018, Non-Fatal Overdoses IncreaseThe number of opioid-related deaths in Howard County fell by nearly 26 percent in 2018 while non-fatal overdoses increased by ten percent over the same period, a new report from the county's health department shows.
High-Risk Opioid Users Would Welcome 'Safe Consumption Spaces,' Johns Hopkins Study FindsHeroin and fentanyl users in three large U.S. cities would willingly use "safe consumption spaces" where they could get clean syringes and have emergency medical treatment nearby in case of an overdose, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Howard County Gets $1.095M Boost In Battle Against Opioid CrisisThe county received a grant for 24-hour substance abuse services from the State Health Department for more than $1 million, another weapon in the arsenal of this statewide epidemic.
Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed Among WomenAs America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Opioid Overdoses Increase In First 6 Months Of 2018Statistics show the number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent over the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.