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Drug overdose epidemic has driven increase in organ donors, data shows

The Guardian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
As the death rate from drug overdoses surged in the US over the last several years, the number of organ donors who died from overdoses increased from 1.1% of all deceased organ donors in 2000 to 9.34% in 2015, according to government data.

Suspected drug overdose deaths surge in Ellsworth in early 2016

The Ellsworth American - ‎13 hours ago‎
ELLSWORTH - City police report there were two suspected drug overdose deaths in Ellsworth over the weekend, bringing to four the total number of such cases for the year.

Fatal Drug Overdose in North Brunswick; Man Sought - ‎9 hours ago‎
Fatal Drug Overdose in North Brunswick; Man Sought. North Brunswick, NJ - A person died of a fatal drug overdose on April 22 in North Brunswick, police said, and this man is wanted for questioning in the death.
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'Catfish's Ashley Sawyer Died From Suspected Heroin Overdose, Cops Say

RadarOnline - ‎8 hours ago‎
Catfish's Ashley Sawyer passed away over the weekend, and has exclusively learned her untimely death may be related to a possible drug overdose. Hoover Police Officers arrived to the 23-year-old's Alabama apartment at approximately ...
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Life-Saving Nasal Spray Used For Drug Overdoses Now Available In All PA Acme Stores

CBS Local - ‎4 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The nasal spray Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, will now be available in all Acme pharmacies in Pennsylvania.

Rye High School graduate dies of apparent drug overdose

News 12 Westchester - ‎6 hours ago‎
RYE - Authorities say a Rye High School graduate died last week of an apparent overdose. Elliot Meister, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is the sixth Rye High School graduate to die of an apparent overdose in the past two ...

High school senior dies from drug overdose

WISN Milwaukee - ‎May 2, 2016‎

1 in 11 Organ Donors Died of Drug Overdose Last Year

Newser - ‎May 2, 2016‎
(Newser) - As the number of Americans dying of drug overdoses continues to rise—thanks in large part to an opioid epidemic—so too has the number of organ donors.
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Investigators looking into possible drug overdose in Prince's death

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The person said first responders gave Prince a shot of narcan, which is used in suspected opioid overdoses. The official said the shot was given when the plane was on the runway in Moline, Illinois, as Prince returned to Minneapolis following a ...
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Woman in hospital after suspected drug overdose at Midnight Mafia dance party in Sydney

ABC Online - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Police said they conducted 111 drug dog searches of festival goers at Olympic Park. On Saturday another woman was admitted to John Hunter Hospital for a suspected drug overdose after she was found unconscious at the Groovin the Moo festival in ...
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Missouri woman charged with murder in drug overdose death - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A Caledonia, Mo., woman has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly injecting another woman with drugs last year.
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Bill increases access to medication for overdose reversal - ‎7 hours ago‎
RALEIGH, N.C. - A medication already known to have reversed well over 2,000 overdoses of heroin, OxyContin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina since 2013 could become more accessible in legislation recommended Tuesday by a state Senate ...
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Drug overdose deaths increase 70-fold

WWMT-TV - ‎May 2, 2016‎
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Drug overdose deaths have increased 70-fold in some regions across the country, according to a new study.

Pregnant Female Dies of Drug Overdose

New Carlisle News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Deputies and medics arrived at a home in the 300 block of Ohio Street in New Carlisle this morning, May 2, to find a 23 year-old woman dead of an apparent heroin overdose. Cynthia Haney, who was reportedly six-months pregnant, was found dead in her ...
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Drug Overdose Deaths Leading to More Organ Donors

U.S. News & World Report - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
America's epidemic of drug overdose deaths has produced a dramatic rise in the number of desperately needed organs for people on transplant waiting lists, statistics show.
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Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the record number of drug overdose deaths in 2014 included 18,893 related to prescription pain relievers and 10,574 related to heroin, which many abusers switch to after becoming hooked on ...
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What Prince's Personal Chef Just Said About His Lifestyle Changes Everything

Daily Caller - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Illegal Drugs Change In Diet Lack Of Sleep All Of The Above None Of The Above. Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge.
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Reports Prince treated for drug overdose

Sky News Australia - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Entertainment news website TMZ has reported that 'multiple sources' informed them that Prince had been treated for a drug overdose six days ago. TMZ reported that the pop star's jet made an emergency landing 48 minutes from its destination and at the ...

Bill O'Reilly's Attempt To Blame President Obama For Drug Overdose Deaths Was Our Outrageous Quote Of The Week

NewsHounds (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"it's simply stunning that our culture has evolved to a point where the sale and use of hard narcotics is now acceptable.