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With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
Bill Bloom, of Bel Air, has watched a 19-year-old cousin die from a heroin overdose and his 23-year-old brother struggle with drug addiction. "There needs to be something in place to help these kids," he said, adding if he can help save one person's...
After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
Harford County was added Monday to the national list of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in recognition of the county's drug crime problem. Along with seven other counties across the country, Harford was added to the ranks of High Intensity Drug...
Sun StaffRepresentatives of NBA star Carmelo Anthony are negotiating with federal and state officials who want the Baltimore native to participate in a marketing campaign to combat the growing problem of witness intimidation. "He definitely will be outreaching to...
Sun StaffThe state crime-control office credited by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with making Maryland safer directs the largest chunk of its federal grant dollars not to police agencies, but to community and church groups, schools and citizen patrols for...
Sun StaffIn the end, the hundreds who gathered at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries yesterday for the funeral of Angela Dawson and her children sought strength in their faith. It seemed the only way to find solace and bring meaning to the tragic fire that...
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Miami HeraldLongtime Miami civil rights leader T. Willard Fair had been hearing stories about the casual use of marijuana among youth in Liberty City. Then, on a visit to Liberty Square, he witnessed the trend: adults and teens smoking openly. "I was in a meeting...
Fran Marinier wept softly beneath a memorial tent at Lewis University, the same campus where her 20-year-old daughter overdosed on heroin five months ago while visiting a student. The Frankfort resident said she did everything she knew to help her...
CHICAGO (AP) — It has been six decades since doctors concluded that addiction was a disease that could be treated, but today the condition still dwells on the fringes of the medical community. Only 1 cent of every health care dollar in the United...
Despite efforts by law enforcement and public health officials to curb prescription drug abuse, drug-related deaths in the United States have continued to rise, the latest data show. Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe...
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