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Md. Pharmacies to Stock Life-Saving Medication to Battle Heroin Overdoses

Walgreens, CVS Health, Safeway and other Maryland pharmacies will begin to stock a medication that can save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin or prescription opioids.

12/09/2014

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

Homeless woman injects herself with heroin.

Holder: Heroin An ‘Urgent Public Health Crisis’ Across US

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

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