Loudoun County is deploying a new tool to combat the increase in opioid overdoses. Deputies in its most western district are now armed with a nasal spray antidote.
As the country continues to see record numbers of overdoses, is it possible that some patients who overdose are still able to get new prescriptions?
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Wesleyan University student has pleaded guilty to distributing drugs involved in a rash of on-campus overdoses earlier this year. Twenty-three-year-old Eric Lonergan, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pleaded…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore’s health commissioner says two lives already have been saved by police trained to use medicine that quickly reverses an opioid drug overdose. Dr. Leana Wen gave an update Tuesday to…
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A preliminary state report says all of the fatal teenage overdoses in Virginia during a four-year period could have been prevented. The state Child Fatality Review Team examined overdose deaths…
LEESBURG, Va. — A new task force to fight the growing heroin epidemic in Northern Virginia will investigate ways to prevent and treat addiction. The regional initiative called the Heroin Operations Team pools from federal,…
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training course on how to prevent and respond to certain drug overdoses. The training is scheduled for from 6 p.m.…
Maryland is the 20th state in the nation to enact the \”Good Samaritan Law.\”
law provides some immunity to people who summon medical help for someone
overdosing on drugs or alcohol.
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
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.
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
A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.