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A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America's drug overdose epidemic

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America's drug overdose epidemic. Overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes or guns - and experts say the crisis hasn't peaked.
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2 men seen with doctor before her overdose death arrested on drug charges

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - ‎May 25, 2016‎
MANHATTAN - Two men who were seen with a Long Island doctor the night she died of a drug overdose, her lifeless body lying in the vestibule of a Manhattan apartment building, have been arrested on federal drug charges, NYPD officials said.

Amherst man pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug overdose death

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 28-year-old Amherst, N.S. man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and trafficking methadone in connection with the death of 20-year-old Kody Cook.

Local man, mother arrested in connection with drug overdose

KATC Lafayette News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The victim had been lifeless for hours, and was driven to the hospital by Melissa Sharpe, Sheriff Louis Ackal said. The hospital verified that the teen died of a drug overdose, the sheriff said. Both were booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. Detectives ...
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Austin Police Make Arrests In Fentanyl Drug Overdose Deaths - ‎May 24, 2016‎
During the course of their investigation, detectives found evidence linking the two men to the sale of fentanyl to two others who ended up overdosing and dying as a result of using the drug. In a separate report, the Austin American-Statesman newspaper ...
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Report: Dayton tops in U.S. for drug overdose death rate

Dayton Business Journal (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Dayton was said to have 270 overdose deaths from 2013 to 2014, which is the highest for its population size. Dayton's location at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 75 have made it attractive to the drug trade. Heroin has been especially rampant in ...

Millbury man pleads guilty for fatal drug overdose role

Toledo Blade - ‎May 24, 2016‎
BOWLING GREEN - A Millbury man charged in connection with a fatal heroin overdose pleaded guilty Tuesday to two reduced charges.

Carmel PD adds live saving medication to combat drug overdoses

WISH-TV - ‎20 hours ago‎
CARMEL, Ind (WISH) - To fight a growing drug problem, Carmel is the first city in Hamilton County to equip its police officers with overdose medication. Using a dummy, Carmel officers spent time Wednesday learning how to use the drug, Narcan.
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Staten Island Reels as Drug Overdose Deaths Spike, DA Pleads for Help

NBC New York - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Families on Staten Island are in crisis as opioid and heroin overdoses hit homes harder than ever, and the borough's district attorney is pleading for help in treatment and prevention. Melissa Russo reports. (Published Monday, May 23, 2016). McMahon ...
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CVS Health Expands Access To Opioid Overdose Treatment

Nasdaq - ‎16 hours ago‎
Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy said, "Expanding access to the overdose-reversal drug naloxone is a critical part of our national strategy to stop the prescription drug and heroin overdose epidemic - along with effective ...

New laws aim to help Arizona curb drug overdose, abuse, deaths - ‎May 24, 2016‎
This undated photo released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows seized counterfeit hydrocodone tablets from an investigation involving at least a dozen people in the Sacramento, Calif.

Pressure builds to ban pill presses to fight drug overdose crisis - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Even pharmacies and vitamin companies must register with the Drug Enforcement Administration, but the situation is much different in Canada because pill presses are legal. “These presses are being used to help make pills that are killing a lot of ...

Parents share son's deadly drug overdose story to save lives

WDAZ - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Doctors believe some overdoses have gone undetected, because the chemical makeup of the drug was unknown to the medical examiner at the time, especially with new drugs hitting the market. Furanyl fentanyl can be deadly just by touching it. W-18 is 100 ...
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Why declining painkiller prescriptions are not enough to curb drug overdose epidemic in the US?

YIBADA English - ‎May 24, 2016‎
According to the country's federal health data, fatal overdose led to death of more than 28,000 individuals in 2014. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that more than 145,000 people have lost their lives because of opioids in the ...

Man pleads guilty in drug overdose death case

abc27 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
An autopsy determined she died due to a significant amount of alcohol in her system and the Oxycodone. In court, Senior Deputy District Attorney Jack Canavan said the state was forced to withdraw a charge of drug delivery resulting in death because ...
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WATCH | Drug overdose eyed as cause of five deaths in concert

InterAksyon - ‎May 23, 2016‎
MANILA - Drug overdose is one of the angles that the National Bureau of Investigation is looking into in connection with the death of five individuals who attended the Closeup Forever Summer open-air concert at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay ...
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Drug overdose investigation leads to murder charge

Kdminer - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Porter was dead when police arrived and they believed his death could have been the result of an overdose, but the Mohave County Medical Examiner determined Porter was the victim of a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head, said Cooper.

Forsyth deputy administers overdose drug

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Officials said Deputy Rodney Pirkle responded to a call for help early Monday and found a 17-year-old who appeared to be overdosing on heroin. Pirkle assessed the situation and administered a dose of naloxone, a drug designed to combat the effects of ...

Portman: Drug overdoses 'exceeded car accidents as the No. 1 cause of death in Ohio'

PolitiFact - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The epidemic of drug overdoses has captured media attention on a national scale, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is using it to his political advantage.
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Drug overdose survivors more likely to die from future overdose, BC study says

Toronto Star - ‎May 19, 2016‎
VANCOUVER—British Columbia researchers have determined a straightforward method for health-care professionals to effectively identify people at a heightened risk of dying from a future drug overdose. Scientists at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in ...