Pain Clinic Doctor Is Sentenced in Overdose Deaths of 2 Patients
A pain doctor in Queens who was convicted of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients was sentenced on Friday to more than 10 years in state prison. The doctor, Stan Xuhui Li, 60, of Hamilton, N.J., ran a one-day-a-week pain clinic in ...
New York Times - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:48

NYC Pain Doctor Gets Prison in Prescription Overdoses
NBC New York - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:38

NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:54

Woonsocket woman who saved friend dies from overdose
But rescue workers arrived in time to give her a shot of Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose — and the woman lived. Now, Cherwinski is dead, apparently from a drug overdose. She was 33. Her fiancé came home after work on Nov.
The Providence Journal - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:30

Police, Narcan curbing deaths of heroin overdose
In September, Dayton Police began training officers to carry the drug Narcan, a drug used to revive someone who's overdosed on heroin. Officers have said due to heroin's widespread use, Narcan has become vital to saving the lives of overdose patients.
WHIO - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:18

Connecticut first responders being trained to use drug that can reverse ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:03

Troopers: Drug overdose, not crash, caused death
Lt. Lance Shearer with the Ohio Highway Patrol said an autopsy report listed the cause of death of Christopher D. Nagel as heroin overdose. The Marion Post initially reported his death was a result of a car crash after his vehicle stuck a tree near ...
Marion Star - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:14

Heroin overdose deaths surge across the state
Heroin and other opiate overdoses are spiking across Massachusetts, with an alarming 58 suspected deaths so far this month, the same number reported for all of November, 16 of them in one weekend, State Police said. The deaths are being reported in ...
Boston Globe - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:38

Mass. State Police looking for link after rash of heroin overdose deaths spans ... - Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:26

Brooklyn man sues city for false arrest in Hoffman overdose
A Brooklyn man busted as a heroin dealer in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's overdose death is suing the city and police department for false arrest. Thomas Cushman, 48, says in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he was injured in the arrest and ...
New York Daily News - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:52

Overdose training: Local residents instructed in use of lifesaving medication
Project Safe Point program manager Joseph Filippone explains the progression of opiate overdose on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, during naloxone training at Pine Knolls Church in South Glens Falls. Naloxone is used to reverse an opiate overdose. (Megan ...
Glens Falls Post-Star - Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:52

Preventing drug overdoses
Marlene Rohe, who owns the McDonald's restaurant in Sayre and is president of the local chapter of Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education, told the students to look at a pamphlet they were given as they entered the assembly, which lists the signs of ...
Towanda Daily Review - Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:00

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