Overdose Antidote Can be Dispensed Without PrescriptionMaryland health officials have issued an order allowing pharmacists to dispense a heroin overdose antidote without a prescription.
Cummings Calls for Lower Overdose Antidote PricesRep. Elijah Cummings is calling on Maryland leaders to negotiate lower prices for a heroin overdose antidote to ensure first responders have the drug at hand when they need it.
Md. Pharmacies to Stock Life-Saving Medication to Battle Heroin OverdosesWalgreens, 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.
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.
Holder: Heroin An 'Urgent Public Health Crisis' Across USAttorney 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.

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