Tag: opioids

Bill Clinton to Speak About Opioid Epidemic at Hopkins Next Week

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Bill Clinton in October 2016. Photo by Hayden Schiff, via Wikimedia Commons.

A former president will be in the building on Monday in East Baltimore to talk about American’s worsening and deadly painkiller abuse problem.

Hogan Administration Announces $10M to Fight Opioid Crisis, Plus Money for a 24-Hour Crisis Center in Baltimore

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Several months out since Gov. Larry Hogan called a state of emergency and announced $50 million coming over the next five years to fight Maryland’s worsening opioid crisis, the money is starting to flow.

Health Department Creates Map of Every Naloxone-Carrying Pharmacy in Baltimore

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Via Baltimore City Health Department

If you’ve ever wondered where you can buy the lifesaving medication naloxone in Baltimore, the city health department has a useful resource for you.

Maryland Joins Other States in Probing Big Pharma’s Marketing and Sales of Deadly Opioids

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Attorneys general around the country are now exploring whether the pharmaceutical industry is at fault for marketing and selling opioids that have spawned a deadly epidemic. Today, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Maryland is in on the fight, too.

Maryland Sees Record Jump in Overdose Deaths in 2016

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Graph via Department of Mental Health and Hygiene

The numbers are in. Maryland’s opioid epidemic is worsening at a faster rate than ever.

Fatal Overdose from Elephant Tranquilizer Carfentanil Reported in Harford County

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Photo via Harford County Sheriff’s Office

The absurdly deadly opioid carfentanil appears to be making the rounds in the Baltimore area.

Hogan Administration Launches Website Centered Around Deadly Opioid Epidemic

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The logo for beforeitstoolate.com.

A new portal rolled out today by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration offers data, directions to health clinics and a range of other resources relating to opioid and heroin abuse in addiction-afflicted Maryland.