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Why is fentanyl so prevalent? The economics of an overdose crisis

What to know about the drug behind overdose deaths More: 'Fentanyl has poisoned the drug ... But he also counseled patience as the country begins the process of adjusting relevant laws and regulations ... read more

Six claims about pill testing — and whether or not they're true

The young woman's death followed that of a 20-year-old Melbourne man who died of a suspected overdose at a ... president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, said demonstrating a clear reduct... 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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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


Waukesha Man Charged in Tosa Woman's Fatal Heroin Overdose

Bias was a national standout basketball player for the University of Maryland whose death from a cocaine overdose in 1986 led to the adoption of much tougher federal and state drug laws, including ... ... read more

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

Should America Start Executing Drug Dealers? (Spoiler: No)

In the years since, opiate-related overdose deaths in New Jersey doubled. Any reasonable person would look around and conclude that drug-induced homicide laws clearly aren’t working. Fatal drug overdo... read more

Addicts offered new deal

Users who want to break free of their addictions are invited to bring drugs, paraphernalia or just themselves into the Law Enforcement Center, in exchange for a new lease on life through a drug treatm... read more

Pennsylvania dealing with rash of heroin overdoses

Pennsylvania ... law enforcement officials, coroners, hospitals and representatives from a number of state offices, he said. Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy PA plan also could help fight heroin abuse by in... read more

Increase in overdose deaths gives Valley a reality check

Earlier this week, the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office revealed a 50 percent spike in the number of drug-overdose deaths in the second half ... and closed illicit “pill mills.’’ Taut new laws have be... read more

Pregnant and Addicted to Heroin, with Nowhere to Turn for Help

Twenty-three states require health care professionals to report people who they suspect have used drugs during pregnancy, or have used substances in the past, and seven states require professionals to ... 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



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