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Overdoses don't have to be fatal

Overdoses of opioids ranging from pain medication to heroin ... an overdose before emergency medical crews arrive. Though the 911 Medical Amnesty Law has been in effect for more than four years, many ... read more

Drug dealers would face manslaughter charges for opioid overdoses under proposed Florida law

Dealing with a drastic rise in the number of fatal overdoses ... after more than 700 overdose deaths related to the drug were reported to the DEA in late 2013 and 2014. Since many coroners and state c... read more

Drug Users In D.C. Can Now Legally Test Their Dope for Fentanyl. Now How About Over-the-Counter Naloxone?

D.C.'s temporary repeal of the ban on drug testing kits will "allow syringe exchanges and community organizations to provide drug checking kits to help their clients detect fentanyl to prevent fatal o... read more

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Fatal overdose of local man resulted from medication

A 40-year-old Bartholomew County man who was found unresponsive in his home Jan. 21 died of an overdose of loperamide ... Frederick said, but law enforcement is now identifying use of the drug as a tr... read more


Tests: Deadly heroin mixed with opium

... of conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Police are investigating whether the pair is responsible for selling the deadly heroin. Overdose deaths linke... read more

Carfentanil linked to multiple overdose deaths

The potent opioid was also detected in tests by the state drug lab following narcotics seizures last year, but this is the first time authorities have linked it to overdose deaths ... The state’s laws ... read more

Overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioid usage

The potent opioid was also detected in tests by the state drug lab following narcotics seizures last year, but this is the first time authorities have linked it to overdose deaths ... The state’s laws ... read more

SSDP looks to test drugs

But per Connecticut state laws ... fatal drug reaction, drug testing is vital because students who purchase drugs generally do so with the intention of consuming them. A drug-testing kit may be the la... read more

'Potentially Fatal' Batch Of K2 Drug Reported On DC Streets

K2 appeals to those who want to use marijuana but worry about it showing up on a drug test. Unfortunately, many people believe that K2 is as safe as marijuana when in fact it is very dangerous and oft... read more

Naloxone Reverses Drug Overdoses, Saves 10,000 Lives

Nevertheless, Eliza Wheeler, one of the authors of the report and program manager at the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), was ultimately optimistic: Thousands of fatal ... laws. This medical amnesty le... read more

Maryland to see increase in fentanyl drug testing strips

“This year in the state of Maryland, as of June 1, drug checking is legal. It is now exempt from drug paraphernalia laws ... testing strips to study how people use them and how it affects drug use, ac... read more

Carfentanil linked to overdose deaths

The potent opioid was also detected in tests by the state drug lab following narcotics seizures last year but this is the first time authorities have linked it to overdose deaths ... The state’s laws ... read more



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