Fentanyl factored in more than half of 2015 overdose deaths, state reports
The department's quarterly report on overdoses included information about fentanyl for the first time, confirming reports from law enforcement that the synthetic opioid — more powerful than morphine or heroin — may be playing a major role in the ...
The Boston Globe - Mon, 02 May 2016 12:08

3 die, 10 treated in weekend heroin overdoses in Fitchburg
Worcester Telegram - Mon, 02 May 2016 16:48

With spike in heroin use, San Francisco battles overdose deaths
Health officials say in 2010 the overdose-reversal drug was used 62 times by a friend or family member of someone who overdosed. Last year, that number jumped to 599. In addition, the San Francisco Fire Department says it also uses Narcan on patients ...
KTVU San Francisco - Mon, 02 May 2016 21:30

Irish pharma firm offers overdose drugs to schools
School nurses are being enlisted in the fight against opioid overdose. The maker of the overdose treatment drug Narcan Nasal Spray is offering a free supply of the antidote to all U.S. high schools, at a potential cost to the company of millions of ...
Marketplace.org - Mon, 02 May 2016 04:21

Overdose antidote offered to high schools: Local schools say, yes please
KY3 - Mon, 02 May 2016 16:15

Family of overdose victim fights for FDA to ban 'poison in a jar'
Last week, a grieving family met with FDA officials in Washington, D.C. to petition the FDA to ban powdered caffeine, Fox 8 reports. One teaspoon of the potent pure caffeine powder is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of coffee. Consuming too much of the ...
AOL News - Mon, 02 May 2016 11:56

Heroin overdose claims man who spoke publicly of struggle
SALISBURY — Less than two days after publicly recounting his struggles with heroin addiction at an anti-opiate community meeting, a Mudnock Road man was found dead in his home, the victim of an apparent drug overdose. James Fitzgerald's body was ...
The Salem News - Mon, 02 May 2016 19:48

After Norwich Overdose Investigation, Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Charge
HARTFORD — A man accused of selling "red ladybug" stamped heroin, a batch connected to the fatal overdose of a Norwich teen, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a heroin distribution charge, officials said. Jonathan Fisher, 34, of Norwich, could ...
Hartford Courant - Mon, 02 May 2016 14:06

Father pleads guilty in baby's overdose death
The combination amplifies the potency of the heroin and has been blamed for numerous overdose deaths. The involuntary manslaughter charge accused Black and Dickinson of causing the death by committing child endangering. A child endangering charge ...
Columbus Dispatch - Mon, 02 May 2016 11:33

Dad pleads guilty to charges connected to baby's overdose death
NBC4i.com - Mon, 02 May 2016 11:31

WKYT Investigates: Soaring cost for heroin overdose antidote
The crew is trained and prepared for any call. And lately, one type of call has become more common than not. "This truck, I'd say between four and seven overdoses a day. That's a big day," Firefighter Patrick Branam said during a ride-along with WKYT.
WKYT - Mon, 02 May 2016 14:15

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