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.
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.
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.
AG Frosh Wants Drug Dealers Charged With Manslaughter When Customers Die From OverdosesA recent high court ruling makes it easier for prosecutors to charge drug dealers with manslaughter when their customers die from overdoses.
Virginia Couple Arrested After Their 2-Month-Old Baby Died From Heroin, Cocaine OverdoseA Virginia couple was arrested eight months after their two-month-old daughter died from an overdose.
Police: Man Treated For Overdose Dies Week After Becoming Unresponsive While Being DetainedA man who police said was being treated for an overdose died at the hospital after becoming unresponsive when he was taken to the ground.
Md. Mother Arrested After 8-Month-Old Ingests DrugsPolice have arrested a 19-year-old woman after her 8-month-old reportedly ingested drugs, and naloxone had to be used to revive the child.
Fatal Drug Overdoses Continue To Climb In MarylandFatal drug overdoses in Maryland are continuing to climb at an alarming rate.
Cops: Man At Dunkin' Donuts With Son Overdoses In BathroomNew Hampshire police say a man ingested heroin in a bathroom at a Dunkin' Donuts during a visit with his 9-year-old son and had to be revived with an opioid-overdose antidote.
Chicago Giving Departing Inmates Overdose-Reversing DrugChicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation's opioid epidemic.
Miami Boy's Death Shows Powerful Opioid's Chilling PotentialA 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities say. But how he came into contact with the powerful painkiller is a mystery.