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Former Rehab Patient Warns of Synthetic Marijuana’s Dangers

Dozens of people have been hospitalized throughout the D.C.-area in recent weeks after overdosing on synthetic marijuana, a drug that has gone from an obscure recreational drug to a public health issue.

06/17/2015

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Echostage Deaths Prompt Survey Of Club’s Safety Conditions

The overdose death of a 19-year-old Virginia woman at Echostage last week has prompted an organization to investigate the venue’s conditions.

06/17/2015

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4 Synthetic Drug Overdose Cases Reported at D.C. Shelter

Four people are hospitalized after overdosing on an “unknown substance” at a D.C. shelter Tuesday afternoon.

06/16/2015

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19-Year-Old Virginia Woman Dies After Taking ‘Molly’

A woman celebrating her 19th birthday at a concert venue in D.C. has died after apparently taking the drug “Molly.”

06/11/2015

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D.C. Sees Spike in Synthetic Drug Overdoses

Dozens of people have been hospitalized in the District in recent weeks after overdosing on synthetic drugs.

06/07/2015

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5 Md. Students Overdose on Prescription Drugs at High School

Four students at a western Maryland high school were rushed to the hospital after authorities say they overdosed on prescription drugs.

03/25/2015

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Va. Man Gets 7 Years For Hiding Friend’s Body After Heroin Death

A Vienna man who admitted hiding a friend’s body in the woods after a heroin overdose rather than seeking help for her has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.

05/16/2014

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Anne Arundel Police To Begin Carrying ‘Narcan’ To Combat Heroin Overdoses

Anne Arundel County police officers will soon begin carrying “Narcan,” a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, the department announced Monday.

03/24/2014

Homeless woman injects herself with heroin.

‘Killer Heroin’ Causing Fatal Overdoses in East

On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.

02/17/2014

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Md. Has 37 Deaths From Heroin, Fentanyl Overdoses

Maryland’s medical examiner says there have been at least 37 deaths since September in the state from a batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl.

01/31/2014

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