Tag: opioid addiction

City to certify hospitals that adopt best practices for treating opioid addiction

Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Mayor Catherine Pugh hand out certificates to partner hospital executives. Photo via Dr. Leana Wen/Twitter.

In a new initiative being launched with 11 Baltimore hospitals, the City Health Department plans to certify each one that adopts “best practices” for treating patients who overdose on opioids or are struggling with addiction.

Opioid Addiction Hits Harford County Hard

Photo via National Geographic

Prince’s death is widely being attributed to complications stemming from opioid addiction, the latest drug panic to sweep America.