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Fatal heroin overdose tests limits of amnesty law

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments today related to the case referred to in this article from last August. Reporter Bill Rankin, who wrote the original article below, will ... read more

Federal drug testing rules race to catch up to illegal prescription drugs

“From 2013 to 2014, the largest increase in the rate of drug overdose deaths involved ... the rule to allow testing of transportation workers for illegal prescription drugs will emerge in 2017. ... read more

Milton parents hope cops beat odds, solve son's fatal OD

Fatal drug delivery cases do. Police have just two years before the statute of limitation expires ... Mattis estimates county law enforcement has 10 active investigations into fatal overdoses. ... read more

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Woman’s fatal overdose leads to drug bust in Burlington

A 43-year-old woman was found dead from an overdose at 416 Pearl St. on Aug. 18, according to police, who said she had cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in her system. The Burlington Police Department ... read more


When is a fatal overdose a crime?

But the banter sets the stage for what may be a precedent-setting ruling defining when a fatal overdose becomes a crime. At issue is a Fulton County case where one man injected heroin ... 911 Medical ... read more

Lives saved after drug overdoses at Ann Arbor homeless shelter

Luckily, the overdose wasn't fatal, and how the shelter's staff responded played ... program and have their own beds at the shelter are subject to drug tests, but the rules are different for people ... read more

Two more suspected drug overdoses in Scranton reported Wednesday, the 10th in about a week

They are not classified as medical facilities and the city has no registry of sober homes within its limits ... tests for fatal 2016 overdoses in Pennsylvania, according to the most recent state ... read more

Heroin use is a public health emergency that calls for legislative solutions

MORE PEOPLE are killed now by drug overdoses than by homicides in many states, prompting alarmed state lawmakers and attorneys general to search for legislative fixes. The sense of urgency, impelled ... read more

Shelby County tracking opioid overdoses in real time

Shelby County is the first in Tennessee to use a new mapping database using information related to overdose ... see the trend of fatal drug over doses moving out of Memphis city limits and into the ... read more

Cleveland officer's possible fentanyl exposure highlights drug's threat to police, children

Everybody is at risk' Fentanyl is at least 40 to 50 times more powerful than heroin and a small sand grain of the drug can cause a fatal overdose ... Law enforcement officials in Cleveland, Akron and ... read more



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