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.
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.
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.
As 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.