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  • Naloxone can reverse heroin overdose, but it's not widely available

    Naloxone can reverse heroin overdose, but it's not widely available
    The young New York woman had just gotten home from rehab but couldn't wait to shoot up again. Her parents, who lived in an affluent neighborhood of Long Island's Suffolk County, found her in the shower when they heard the water running too long. She had...
  • Liberty demands access to reefer Rx: Front Burner

    Liberty demands access to reefer Rx: Front Burner
    A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana will appear along with the governor's race on the November ballot in the state of Florida. Regardless of their candidate preferences, Florida voters will be able to decide whether medical...
  • First Responders Could Help Cut Heroin Deaths

    The rapid rise in heroin deaths around the nation is frightening. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman may be just one of thousands of victims of this awful epidemic. The nation and Connecticut can do more to stop these deaths. Many are linked to a dangerous...
  • Bolingbrook doctor charged with dispensing drugs illegally, Medicare fraud

    Bolingbrook doctor charged with dispensing drugs illegally, Medicare fraud
    A southwest suburban doctor has been charged with dispensing prescription medications illegally and fraudulently billing Medicare, according to federal authorities. Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 47, of Bolingbrook, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents...
  • Drug-related arrests down, but some see use rising

    Laguna Beach police arrested fewer people for illegal drug use in 2013 than in previous years, but some community members claim the problem is more widespread. Laguna Beach police made 338 drug arrests in 2013, a 10% decrease from 2012, according to...
  • Overdosing on heroin: This drug can bring them back

    Even the threat of death can't reliably stop a heroin addiction.  Paramedics tell stories about the tricks addicts use to save themselves from an overdose -- that is, to ensure that somebody else saves them. For instance, users will block a water...
  • 3 Doors Down interview: Acoustic show strips hits, deeper cuts, keeps tension

     
    After finishing a greatest hits tour that came to Sands Bethlehem Event Center last February, Mississippi alt-rockers 3 Doors Down celebrated in August with an acoustic concert in the band’s adopted hometown of Nashville. 3 Doors Down singer Brad...
  • Don't overreact to celebrity drug deaths

    Don't overreact to celebrity drug deaths
    As a longtime fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman's work, I view the widespread reactions of grief over his death with a mixture of appreciation and dread. As a fan, I appreciate the recognition that this Oscar-winning actor's astounding talents richly...
  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Lawmakers want tiny town of Hampton abolished over 'cash register justice'

    Lawmakers want tiny town of Hampton abolished over 'cash register justice'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The tiny Florida town of Hampton -- population 500 -- doesn't do much beyond pumping water, writing speeding tickets and allegedly practicing "cash register justice." And on Monday, lawmakers demanded the town be dissolved, investigated...
  • Sherman's postgame rant set the good guy vs. bad guy narrative for Super Bowl

    Sherman's postgame rant set the good guy vs. bad guy narrative for Super Bowl
    If you didn't know Richard Sherman before Sunday, you know him now. Dedicated NFL fans knew all about the Seattle all-pro cornerback before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but most of America probably didn't know much about him before his postgame...
  • Florida should pass on medical grass

    Florida should pass on medical grass
    Just when Florida finally cleaned up its act by cracking down on pill mills, along comes medical marijuana. We could be right back to serving as the epicenter for abuse and addiction. Backers of medical pot say that won't happen. Their assurances...