Narcan Has Helped In Saving Lives In Every Case Of Non-Fatal Opioid OverdosesHoward County officials say so far this year, the overdose-reversing drug, Narcan, was administered in every case of non-fatal overdoses.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Settlement With Opioid Distributor Johnson & JohnsonMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that Maryland will be a part of two multistate settlements with Johnson and Johnson along with the three largest distributors of opioid medications.
Man Gets 3 Years For Pushing Pain Pills At Maryland ClinicA physician’s assistant at a pain management clinic in Maryland has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for pushing highly addictive opioid medication in a case linked to a bribery and kickback scheme that helped fuel the country’s opioid crisis, officials said Thursday.
Study: High Schoolers Who Misuse Prescription Opioids Are At Higher Risk For Suicidal BehaviorsAbout one of every three high school students who said they were misusing prescription opioids when they were surveyed reported they had attempted suicide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Maryland Parents Charged After 10-Month-Old Boy Ingested Opioid In November 2020, Police SayParents of a 10-month-old boy in Anne Arundel County are charged after the child ingested some form of opioid causing him to become sick in November, police say.
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.
Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug And Gun ChargesA Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges in a deal with prosecutors that calls for a sentence of 12 years in prison.
Carroll County Sees Spike In Overdoses, Deaths In 24 Hours, Health Dept. SaysThe Carroll County Health Department is alerting the public after they saw a spike in overdoses and drug-related deaths in the county in the last 24 hours.
FDA Can't Prove Its Opioid Strategy Actually Worked, Study SaysThe US Food and Drug Administration can't show a key program meant to address opioid misuse and abuse actually paid off, according to a new study.
Howard County Opens Facility To Help With Substance AbuseA facility to help people suffering from substance abuse has opened in Maryland's Howard County.
FDA Issues Warnings For Products Marketed To Treat Opioid WithdrawalThe FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.
Despite Drop In Opioid Death Rates, Baltimore County Says More Work RemainsFor the first time in a decade, Maryland experienced a decline in opioid death rates in the first six months of the year.
'Leave A Dose Behind' To Put Naloxone Into Hands Of Baltimore County Opioid Overdose VictimsEMS responders will provide on-site instruction on how to administer the naloxone before leaving it with or for an overdose victim who has refused transport to a medical facility.
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.
Maryland Attorney General Doesn't Support Purdue Pharma Opioid SettlementAbout half the states, along with about 2,000 local governments, reached a tentative deal Wednesday with Purdue Pharma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.