A Virginia county is one of 15 localities around the country chosen to participate in a national program to expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails.
Federal prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday against Indivior, which makes Suboxone film strips that dissolve under the tongues of people addicted to opioids, easing their withdrawal symptoms.
The FBI’s coordinated operation targeting opioid trafficking on the Dark Web — or darknet — culminated in 61 arrests, the agency announced Tuesday, after members of a government-wide coalition conducted a series of joint operations to disrupt the “most prolific opioid vendors on the Darknet.”
Gov. Larry Hogan has named former Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh to be director of Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center.
Katie Sowers Hinkley is charged with distributing a Schedule III drug to a minor. She gave the boy an opiate addiction treatment medication so she could use his urine to pass a drug test.
Funeral directors are calling themselves the “last responders” to the opioid epidemic. The concern is that employees could come into contact with opioids on a dead person’s body or the clothes of a mourner.
The number of overdose deaths in Maryland continued its deadly climb, reaching an all-time high last year, according to a new report from the Maryland Department of Health.
All Virginia State Police officers on patrol will have access to the drug naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose, by the beginning of July.
The in-depth conversation explored ways in which federal policy makers, local law enforcement officials, addiction specialists and other experts can work in tandem to respond to the problem and help stem the tide of devastation.
For the next week, there is what can be best described as a “pop-up” memorial on the White House Ellipse. Titled “Stop Everyday Killers,” it’s meant to highlight just how severe the opioid prescription situation is in America.
Maryland’s governor told a U.S. Senate committee that, even though he tends to prefer state-initiated programs and funding, there are some things only the feds can do — and he used his own experience as a cancer patient to illustrate some aspects of the problem.
During subcommittee hearings Tuesday, Virginia state senators voted to move several bills forward that addresses the worsening opioid crisis.
About 200 officers have been trained to administer a lifesaving overdose drug. Montgomery County has seen a 145 percent increase in opioid overdoses in the last four years.
In an effort to ensure unused prescription opioids don’t fall into the wrong hands, five new opioid drop-off points have been set up throughout D.C.
In Virginia’s new 2019-2020 budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is making the battle against the crisis a top priority.
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