Opioid Use, Fentanyl Deaths In Maryland Spike Amid PandemicPreliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids in Maryland, particularly fentanyl; health officials blame the pandemic.
Opioid Drug Overdose Deaths Are Down In US, Study Finds, But COVID-19 Could Change ThatMore than 151,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide combined in 2018, slightly lower than the overall numbers in 2017, and leveling off for the first time in two decades, according to a new study.
With An Increase Of Fentanyl On Streets, Opioid Treatment Van Helps Addicts RecoverParked outside Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the opioid treatment van is open Monday through Friday and serves the recently released inmates and anyone else who needs help handling their drug addiction.
Gov. Hogan Announces $6.4 Million Federal Grant To Combat Opioid EpidemicMore than $6 million in federal grant money is coming to Maryland to help fight the opioid epidemic.
Carroll County Health Department Issues Alert After Overdose SpikeThe Carroll County Health Department has issued an overdose alert warning of a recent spike of overdoses in the county.
Maryland Democrats Announce Over $1M To Prevent Opioid Abuse In MarylandThree Maryland Democrats announced Monday that over $1 million in federal funding will be provided to prevent opioid misuse in rural communities throughout Maryland.
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.
Trump Administration Tightens Opioid Prescriptions For FedsThe government's employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall, the Trump administration said Monday.
Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin AddictionCannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says.
'Alarming' Number Of People Received Restricted Fentanyl, Study SaysAn "alarming" number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.
Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid DsuviaDespite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.
CareFirst Providing $2.1 Million In Grants To Help Fight Opioid Epidemic115 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the U.S. Maryland ranks fourth in the number of people addicted.
Baltimore Group Ask Residents To 'Drop Off Drugs' To Combat Opioid CrisisBaltimore residents were able to come and drop off prescription drugs and opioids from their medicine cabinets.
DEA Rolls Out New Strategy To Fight Opioids In BaltimoreTaking drugs and their sellers off the streets is a priority for law enforcement, but a new federal strategy is rolling out in Baltimore.
Pain Patients Rally For Easing Opioid RestrictionsAbout two dozen people attended a rally in front of the Maryland State House on Tuesday where participants held signs that said: "Don't Punish Pain," and "Make Health Care Again."