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.