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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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Rx Drug Abuse Labeled Silent Killer: Claims Nearly 17, 000 American Lives a Year; Novus Medical Detox Solution Involves ...

As the federal government works on creating a solution that minimizes over-prescribing of prescription drugs, Novus works to support victims of drug abuse with comprehensive rehabilitation. (PRWeb July 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12044516.htm

New tool to fight overdoses deployed

WEST CALDWELL TWP.–The West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) has a new way to fight drug overdoses in the form of Narcan., and on Tuesday, June 24, the squad was trained to administer the medication that

Dr. Dustin Ballard's Medically Clear: Tackling Marin's prescription drug misuse

Earlier this month, the County of Marin's Department of Health and Human Services issued a rather unprecedented public health advisory.

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.

EU gives £25m to treat drug addicts in Peru

Tory MEP David Campbell Bannerman claims move shows Brussels can't be trusted not to waste taxpayers' money

Overdoses down, drug-related deaths up in Hall

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New Council To Address Drug Overdoses In Md. Head-On

Fighting a deadly problem. Governor Martin O'Malley recently signed an executive order in a push to prevent the growing number of drug overdoses in Maryland. It's a problem getting out of control.

Hundreds march to raise awareness of drug abuse in Bergen County

Roxanne Davis didn’t want anybody to know her son, Gabriel, died of a drug overdose. Fearing that her family and neighbors in Mahwah would label Gabriel a drug addict, Davis told everyone that his death in January 2014 was caused by a mysterious infection.

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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 ...

Valley drug deaths outpace past 2 years

Drug overdose deaths in the Alle-Kiski Valley are on pace to eclipse totals from the past two years. In the first six months of this ...

A Growing Problem: Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug overdoses are the leading killer in Luzerne County after natural causes.

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)

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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.

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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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 ...

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That 'Cancels' Overdoses

CBS Local: CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

Bill would permit possession of heroin overdose drug

The News Journal: The Delaware Senate will consider a bill that makes a drug available without a prescription that supporters argue will save the life of someone overdosing on heroin or other opioids. The legislation, which cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, allows ...

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That ‘Cancels’ Overdoses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That 'Cancels' Overdoses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

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Sheriff's Deputies To Carry Drug Overdose Nasal Spray

KPBS: The sheriff's department estimates 300 people will die of drug overdoses in San Diego County in 2014. "We've seen such a large increase in overdoses and drug use related to opiates in families all over the county," sheriff's Capt. James Bovet said. An ...

John Morganelli backs bill giving immunity to those reporting drug overdoses

The Express-Times: Between 2009 and last year, 2,929 people died of drug overdoses in Pennsylvania, 159 of whom died in Northampton County, according to the Pennsylvania State Coroner's Association. The total in Northampton County was more than in Lehigh and Monroe ...

Trained last week, Holly Springs cop saved woman from overdose today

Children are overdosing.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show deaths from drug overdoses in 2010 more than doubled the number in 1999 — largely the result of opiate abuse.

ER nurse advocates for education after seeing drug overdoses in hospital

Robinette Vitez, a 26-year veteran in treating emergency room patients, has witnessed a rise in drug abuse among teens. She said the most difficult part of her job is seeing loved ones grieve the loss of a family member who died from a drug overdose.

Drug Overdoses Increasing

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. The study shows the national rate for fatal overdoses is up 7 percent, with PA's rate nearly triple that.  In 2011, Pennsylvania had its first year ...

Heroin: From Prescription To Addiction (Part 6)

The alarming increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses in recent months, has prompted action on the part of government leaders.

Between life and death: Responding to drug overdoses in Canada

Across this country people are dying from legal and illegal drug use. Reliable statistics on drug overdoses across Canada are difficult to find, but research by the Ontario coroner shows that on average there is an overdose ...

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