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Md. law protects people seeking help for overdose victims

Maryland is the 20th state in the nation to enact the "Good Samaritan Law." The law provides some immunity to people who summon medical help for someone overdosing on drugs or alcohol.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:51am EDT

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Va. firm wins FDA approval for overdose treatment

A Richmond-based company has received federal approval for a drug treatment that reverses the effects of pain medicine overdose.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:48pm EDT

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Md. bill would protect those who call for help in overdose cases

A Maryland lawmaker is proposing a bill that he says he hopes will help more drug overdose victims receive proper medical help in time to save their lives.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:18pm EDT

Tags: mike murillo, Jon Cardin, Good Samaritan

Local rescuers rely on Narcan to help overdose victims

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday called heroin a "public health crisis" and urged first responders to help overdose victims by using a counter-agent known as Narcan, which has been used in Prince George's County for years.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: heroin, Eric Holder, mike murillo, Prince George

Heroin use rises in D.C. among middle, upper class

Abuse of heroin is ramping up at such a fast rate, doctors say it's the definition of an epidemic. Health officials in D.C. are trying to respond in turn.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:24pm EST

Tags: heroin, Megan Cloherty, drug addiction

Va. man sentenced to prison for peddling painkillers to teens

A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:04pm EST

Tags: oxycodone, drug dealing, federal courts, crime, Leesburg, Va., Kathy Stewart

Fatal drug overdoses in western Va. break record

Western Virginia's death toll from drug overdoses hit a record 270 fatalities in 2011.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 01:54pm EST

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