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Rhode Island's state health director will brief a task force studying whether to create a prescription drug monitoring program to help prevent abuse of the medications. Dr. Michael Fine is scheduled to testify at the Statehouse on Tuesday afternoon.
In an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse, Pennsylvanians will soon be able to leave old medications in secure return boxes. Gov. Tom Corbett and two district attorneys said the initiative will help stem an increasing flow of prescription drugs
A domestic helper attempted suicide after her employers refused to give her leave to celebrate Christmas back home, but her attempt was foiled by police intervention. Police headed to a house in Mishref where the homeowners reported that their
Carly Stevenson has been charged with various homicide and drug charges in association with her boyfriend's heroin overdose -- a truly unfortunate situation. She faces 40 years in prison if she is convicted of drug delivery resulting
Ohio lawmakers have announced a new package of bills they hope will take a bite out of the prescription painkiller problem. The legislators called a news conference Tuesday to talk about the bills, which were developed after a series of regional
A push is on in Hennepin County to allow sheriff's deputies to carry an antidote to heroin and other opiates that can be given to someone who is overdosing. The proposal being addressed Tuesday afternoon before a state legislative committee comes
The levels in his system were the same as other people who have actually died of that drug," said Julia Pearson, the office's chief forensic toxicologist. "It was a significantly high level." The autopsy report lists methylone as a contributory cause
City health officials have debuted a pair of TV ads intended to curb prescription painkiller abuse. The ads tell the stories of two New York families impacted by the epidemic. The first features a Staten Island mother whose 22-year-old son died from
N.J. (AP) Police in all 33 towns in Ocean County early next year will begin carrying an antidote that can revive people who overdose on heroin. Narcan can be used with any drug with opioids and gives emergency responders time to revive victims. The
N.J. (AP) Officials, advocates and recovering addicts are looking for ways to deal with rising numbers of drug overdoses in New Jersey's Ocean County. The county has had more than 100 fatal overdoses this year, nearly twice as many as in all of 2012.