Tag: drug overdoses

Baltimore City Sues Opioid Makers, Distributors and 2 Towson-Based Doctors Over Epidemic

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Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

The City of Baltimore plans to file its own lawsuit today against the makers of Oxycontin and other addictive pain pills in an attempt to hold them accountable for the deadly and worsening opioid epidemic.

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 Declares State of Emergency for Maryland’s Opioid Epidemic

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Still from video via Governor’s Office/YouTube

With overdose deaths piling up in Maryland for years now, the state’s problem with opioid and heroin addiction has been an emergency. Now, it’s official.

Abell Foundation Report Suggests ‘Safe Consumption Spaces’ for Baltimore’s Drug Users

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A new report published by the Baltimore-based Abell Foundation suggests the city take a page out of other countries’ books and establish designated drug consumption spaces in East and West Baltimore to reduce overdoses, HIV infections and crime and promote addiction treatment.

MPT Premieres Powerful Documentary About Opioid Addiction

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Still from video via Maryland Public Television/YouTube

A new documentary from Maryland Public Television follows three Marylanders suffering from opioid abuse disorders as they travel their arduous paths toward recovery.

20,000 Now Trained to Use Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses, Says City Health Dept.

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City Health Commissioner Leana Wen is doing everything in her power to fend off a boom in opioid abuse around Baltimore. This week, her department announced it had achieved a new milestone with one of her chief strategies.

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