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Homeless woman injects herself with heroin.

Heroin Overdose Rise Prompts Maryland Crackdown

Maryland’s historic capital is known for sailing and shopping, a place where people eat seafood at waterside restaurants. It’s not a place that city police considered a destination for people looking to buy heroin — at least, not until recently.

07/13/2014

A patient receives a nasal spray vaccine

Howard County Announces Program to Prevent Drug Overdoses

A new program is underway in Howard County to help residents use a nasal spray to save a life.

06/27/2014

File photo of prescription pill bottles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Friends, Not Dealers, Most Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

03/03/2014

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Maryland Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths.

07/10/2013

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Two Men Found Dead in Car in Annapolis

Two men were found dead in a car in the 1200 block of Forest Drive in Annapolis Sunday morning.

04/21/2013