Tag: opioids

City sets standards for scoring hospitals on how well they can treat opioid addiction

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Baltimore now has a scoring system in place for highlighting the hospitals best equipped to serve people addicted to pain medication.

Bolton Hill church to host Dr. Wen for talk on naloxone and the opioid epidemic after Sunday sermon

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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A historic Bolton Hill church is bringing in the city’s top public health official this Sunday for a post-sermon chat and tutorial for administering the life-saving drug naloxone.

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.

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

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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.

Fentanyl’s Role in Deadly Opioid Epidemic Continues to Grow, Data Show

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As fatal overdoses continue to climb in Maryland, heroin’s contribution to the epidemic is diminishing as its more potent cousin, fentanyl, assumes a larger role, data show.

Health Commissioner Wen Presses Need to Treat Baltimore’s Opioid-Addicted Inmates Now

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The visitor’s entrance to the Baltimore City Detention Center. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen says Gov. Larry Hogan’s planned study about whether to turn the shuttered Baltimore Men’s Detention Center into a drug treatment facility is unnecessary, as plenty inmates are already suffering from opioid dependence.

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

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

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