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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an all-time high across the United States, and Birmingham has been hit particularly hard. In the past four years, heroin overdose deaths in Jefferson County and surrounding areas rose from 12 individuals to 137. read more

NEWS MAKERS OF THE YEAR: The heroes on the front lines of Greater Taunton's heroin epidemic

Some were elected and non-elected officials; others were parents of addicts or recovering addicts themselves; and on the front line ... treatment needs to become the central focus as the city wrests itself from the grip of the heroin and opiate epidemic. read more

Syracuse doctor puts ER on front line of opioid epidemic

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Dr. Ross Sullivan used to tell heroin and painkiller overdose ... to opioid addicts waiting to get into treatment. Treating addiction like any other chronic disease Few hospital emergency rooms offer this type of treatment because ... read more

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A blueprint for stemming overdose deaths in Maryland

Baltimore’s 11 hospitals have committed to a new city initiative aimed at increasing their role in fighting the opioid epidemic ... care providers and the addiction treatment system would closely coordinate to offer complete solutions for patients. read more

Growing epidemic ‘wasn’t on the front burner’

When an opiate epidemic ... Blodgett can offer evidence of its effectiveness is the drug diversion program he established in 2012. Under the program, people with substance abuse issues who are arrested for non-violent crimes can enter a treatment program ... read more

Officials hope much-hyped drug can slow state's opioid crisis, but is it worth the costs?

Naltrexone was initially sold as a daily tablet and marketed as a treatment for heroin addiction and then ... based outpatient services upon discharge." For those on the front lines like Andrews, the questions about Alkermes's aggressive marketing and ... read more

Not enough services

The difficulties begin with finding the care needed to stop using heroin, painkillers and other drugs. Thousands of Indiana residents are seeking out treatment ... lines, from families who lost loved ones to health and law enforcement workers on the front ... read more

As more details of Prince’s death emerge, here’s the view from the front lines of the drug epidemic

On the front lines of America’s fight against a drug-abuse epidemic ... care that the clinic could offer him, their family’s attorney told the Star Tribune. “The plan was to quickly evaluate his health and devise a treatment plan,” Mauzy, who ... read more

An epidemic

The better way of looking at Trump’s actions would have been the way, President Obama’s treatment of the epidemic had been heralded ... of agencies that can make a difference on the front lines of the war on opiates. It is the power of people over ... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to ... read more


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