Tag: opioids

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

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Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

Two counties bordering Baltimore are suing pharmaceutical firms and distributors for contributing to the deadly opioid crisis that’s hit Maryland.

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.