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Fatal heroin overdose tests limits of amnesty law

Sitting in the basement of his Milton home, heroin flowing through his veins for the first time, Gregg Ivey was euphoric. “This is the best feeling in the world!” he exclaimed. Moments later, Ivey col... read more

US drug deaths hit record 72,000 amid rise of synthetic drugs

Andrey Ostrovsky, president and chief executive of the Concerted Care Group in Maryland, a chain of three outpatient treatment centers, said positive tests for ... aggressively using laws that hold dr... 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

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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


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

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

Overdoses kill 16 so far, cocaine resurfaces in county

ELKTON — Sixteen people in Cecil County have died from overdoses so far this year, and while fentanyl remains a constant killer, county officials warn that heroin may no longer be the drug of choice. ... 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

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

Heroin-related deaths up 42% in 2016 in Will County; DuPage numbers still out

The peak year for fatal heroin overdoses ... Many, many new laws have been created, and now President Obama knows about it." Jorgensen was less optimistic, saying in his email that he believed "as lon... 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

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



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