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Poll: Half of Marylanders say they know someone who has been addicted to opioids

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In a staggering look at the opioid crisis gripping the state, a little more than half of Marylanders say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids, according to a new poll.

Overdose-Reversing Drug Naloxone Now Available Over the Counter in Baltimore Pharmacies

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Baltimoreans who want to equip themselves with an antidote for fatal heroin and opioid overdoses can now walk right into their local pharmacy and pick up a naloxone kit, with no need for any further training or paperwork.

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.

Life-Saving Heroin Antidote Costs Too Much, Says Congressman

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Naloxone-Kit-pic211As heroin (and fentanyl) overdoses increase citywide, statewide and nationwide, first responders are looking for more access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose. With demand up, the price has risen. But Congressman Elijah Cummings thinks Maryland is getting a bad deal.

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