“We don’t know at this time if it’s because it was a bad batch, if it’s tainted or mixed with other drugs, or just extremely concentrated,” Alexandria Police Capt. Gregg Ladislaw said.
Through the first half of 2018, Maryland recorded 1,185 opioid-related overdose deaths — 15 percent more than the same period last year.
Nearly 9,000 pediatric deaths were attributed to opioids from 1999 through 2016, according to a report published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. During that 18-year span, the mortality rate for youth due to opioid poisonings nearly tripled.
Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler, who addressed reporters Wednesday and released body-worn camera footage of the arrest, said the death of Christopher Paul is a tragic example of the opioid epidemic “which is ravaging our nation and our county.”
About two dozen people attended a rally in front of the Maryland State House on Tuesday where participants held signs that said: “Don’t Punish Pain,” and “Make Health Care Again.”
In an exceedingly rare bipartisan move, the Senate is expected to pass legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic on Monday.
Deniro Bellamy’s family is suing Maryland for negligence, saying the drugs found in his system were forced on him. A medical examiner found that the 31-year-old Bellamy died in June of morphine and fentanyl intoxication.
A Virginia county may build another jail to ease overcrowding issues caused by a surging population of inmates amid the opioid crisis.
A substance that led to nearly 30 people at an Ohio prison being treated for drug exposure or suspected exposure was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, the State Highway Patrol said.
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.
The mother of a man who overdosed in West Virginia is suing a pain management clinic that federal prosecutors say was run as a pill mill.
A new kind of facility called the Maryland House Detox that hopes to fight the opioid crisis will soon be opening its doors in Anne Arundel County.
The DEA’s National Prescription Take Back Day aims to provide an anonymous means of dropping off medication at different sites around the region with no questions asked.
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.
Although 53 percent of Americans view addiction as a medical problem, they remain wary of the afflicted.
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