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Hempfield student's overdose death is fifth since Tuesday

Tribune-Review: The death of a Hempfield Area High School senior is the latest drug overdose fatality in Westmoreland County, one of five the coroner's office has investigated since Tuesday. Jonathan Morelli, 18, died Wednesday at his home, according to Coroner Ken ...
Police confirm suspected drug overdoses, including the death of a woman in

- 2 months ago @ stokesentinel.co.uk: STAFFORDSHIRE Police have confirmed that a woman who died and two men who were rushed to hospital had taken a cocktail of drugs and alcohol. An investigation was launched over the weekend after the police believed that the three victims had taken ...

Scope of nationwide heroin 'epidemic' unknown; drug-related death, overdose

- 2 months ago @ nhregister.com: Having an accurate and timely picture of heroin abuse and its effects is crucial, researchers said, because heroin has much higher risks of overdose and infectious disease than other drugs. That's particularly true when compared to the prescription ...

Two arrested after weekend heroin overdoses at SUNY Oswego

- 2 months ago @ watertowndailytimes.com: OSWEGO — City police arrested two men on felony drug charges following three heroin overdoses Saturday morning that left one student dead and two others hospitalized. Brian T. Tumolo, 21, of Manorville, a hamlet on Long Island, was arrested early ...

Our View: We can reduce drug overdose deaths

- 2 months ago @ norwichbulletin.com: In this recently concluded legislative session, the state's Good Samaritan Law was expanded to provide civil and criminal immunity to individuals administering the drug NARCAN to overdose victims, but that does little to make the drug more readily ...

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Traveling tombstones target drug abuse in suburbs

Chicago Daily Herald: Dato said responding to drug overdoses is a reality for fire department. The number of overdoses the department responds to has increased during the past five years, he added. A sign in the display says "Every 14 minutes, someone dies of a preventable ...

Lucas Co. to dig deeper into cases involving heroin, opiate addiction

Calling heroin-related overdoses in the Toledo area an epidemic, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp announced Wednesday an initiative aimed at getting people who are addicted to the drug and opiates into treatment programs.

Lucas County officials announce campaign to fight drug overdoses

WNWO NBC 24: So far this year in Lucas County, there have been 60 unintentional drug overdose deaths. / NBC24. Photo. Lucas County leaders are taking on the heroin and prescription pill epidemic gripping the region. On Wednesday, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp and ...

Letter to the Editor: Kayla Follett — July 16, 2014

What if you could save a life? Just one life. Would you? For almost all of us the answer to these questions is an enthusiastic yes. Without question, regardless of anything, a life, just one life, is worth saving. But what if saving that person’s life tested your political standpoints around ...

SUICIDES AT RECORD HIGH IN COUNTY

The number of suicides hit a record high last year while prescription drug overdoses continued a three-year trend as the leading cause of accidental death across San Diego County, according to a Medical Examiner’s Office report released Tuesday.

Measure makes it easier to treat drug overdoses

Columbus Dispatch: Allowing law-enforcement officers to administer a drug that can save the life of someone suffering an opioid overdose was a good idea enacted by the General Assembly in March. Lawmakers improved on the idea last month with a provision, tucked into the ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Drug overdoses, PETA opposition, Mike Michaud support

Posted July 15, 2014, at 10:23 a.m. As BDN reporter Beth Brogan was finalizing and posting her July 3 story , “Maine physicians, drug agents brace for influx of fentanyl-laced heroin,” relating how five people were treated for drug-overdoses at Eastern Maine Medical Center, a sixth casualty had been brought in and was fighting for his life.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Drug overdoses, PETA opposition, Mike Michaud

Bangor Daily News: As BDN reporter Beth Brogan was finalizing and posting her July 3 story, “Maine physicians, drug agents brace for influx of fentanyl-laced heroin,” relating how five people were treated for drug-overdoses at Eastern Maine Medical Center, a sixth ...

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Drug Overdose Deaths Have Tripled In Russia Since 2012

TheFix.com: Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) has revealed an epidemic within the country, with drug overdose deaths tripling since 2012. More than 100,000 people now reportedly die annually in Russia as a result of overdoses. Many of the country's ...

Drug Overdose Deaths Now More Common Than Traffic Fatalities In Door

More than 300 people across the state of Wisconsin will die of overdoses of opium-based drugs this year. The majority of those deaths will occur in larger cities. But Investigator Jason Veeser of the Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force says it's not a big ...

A dubious distinction: State cracks top 10 in drug overdose deaths

The Intelligencer: Narcan is a fast acting, nonaddictive drug, administered as a nasal spray or injection, that stops overdoses in progress. This life-saving measure is also mired in politics in Harrisburg. Oddly, one of the issues delaying enactment is debate over ...

Prescription Overdose Deaths in Florida Plunge After Tougher Measures, Report

New York Times: Prescription drug overdose deaths in Florida fell sharply after the state began strengthening its prescribing laws and stepping up enforcement. Federal researchers said Tuesday that it was one of the first significant documented declines in the nation ...

Brits drug overdose deaths are double the Euopean average | Latest

THE number of Brits dying from drug overdoses is more than double the European average. (Latest News, drugs , overdose ,deadly,britain,brits,uk,high,percentage,euopean,peache geldof,heroin)

Drug overdose deaths in Waukesha Co. continue to rise

We've reached a new barometer in the heroin epidemic: the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department reports in that county, as many people die from drugs as they do from car crashes.

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Howard Co. Health Dept. launches plan to combat rising drug overdoses

Baltimore Sun: The number of drug overdoses related to heroin and prescription painkillers in Howard County is on the rise -- a trend that has led the county Health Department to launch a series of initiatives aimed at reducing incidents. According to a health ...

Drug Overdoses Increasing

WTAJ: A federal study shows the number of drug overdoses in Pennsylvania is on the rise. The information from the National Center for Health Statistics ranks Pennsylvania as 7th for the number of overdoses in 2014; the state ranked 14th the previous year.

Drug Overdoses on the Rise; Community Resides Worried

WAND: The number of drug related deaths over the last year have skyrocketed, and many people of this community have cause for concern, and they're hoping that things will change soon before it's too late. Bath salts nearly killed Robert Taylor, but he hopes ...

Howard Co. Health Dept. launches plan to combat rising drug overdoses

The number of drug overdoses related to heroin and prescription painkillers in Howard County is on the rise -- a trend that has led the county Health Department to launch a series of initiatives aimed at reducing incidents.

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Russian Drug Service Sees Overdoses Triple

The Moscow Times: Russia's Federal Drug Control Service said Monday that the number of Russians dying from drug overdoses has nearly tripled since 2012, reaching up to 100,000 a year. Olga Mishina, deputy head of the Federal Drug Control Service, said teenagers and ...

Drug Service Sees Overdoses Triple

Russia's Federal Drug Control Service said Monday that the number of Russians dying from drug overdoses has nearly tripled since 2012, reaching up to 100,000 a year.

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Riverside arms officers with anti-overdose drug

New Jersey passed a Good Samaritan bill in 2013, which provides 911 callers reporting drug overdoses with immunity from drug-possession charges under most circumstances. Brock said he hopes the overdose kits, in conjunction with the bill, help the ...

Witnesses of drug overdose fearful to contact emergency services

Truro Daily News: But what if saving that person's life tested your political standpoints around drug use? Would that life still be worth saving? Across this country people are dying from legal and illegal drug use. Reliable statistics on drug overdoses across Canada ...

The Tragedy Of The Gettys: Billions, Affairs, Severed Ears, Drug Overdoses

Forbes: In 1973, Jean Paul Getty found out from his son, J. Paul Getty Jr., that grandson J. Paul III had just been kidnapped by Italian gangsters and he couldn't come up with the ransom money. The captors, who threatened to send a severed finger to prove they ...

Accidental Psychiatric Drug Overdoses Send 90000 To Emergency Room

Medical Daily: Mishaps with psychiatric drugs contribute to nearly 90,000 emergency room visits for adults in the United States every year, with about one in five requiring hospitalization. Most commonly, adverse reactions occurred after overdosing on antidepressants ...

Manitowoc Police issue warning after two drug overdoses

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) - The Manitowoc Police Department has a growing concern about drugs, after two overdoses within 12 hours. Thursday morning the department was sent on a call related to a possible drug overdose of a 34 year old man on the northwest side of Manitowoc.   When they arrived the man unresponsive and not breathing.   Emergency medical crews administered the drug NARCAN, and were ...

Drug Overdose Deaths: A Growing Problem in Wisconsin

Drug investigators say if the trend continues, there could soon be more deaths from drug overdoses than from traffic crashes in Wisconsin. Patrick Nelson explains.

Deputies 1st in state to carry 'OD antidote'

East County deputies now pack Naloxone, which reverses drug overdoses caused by opiates.

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