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As she runs her hand over the 100-square quilt, Terri Dudar stops on certain squares and stares at them. Each square memorializes a young person from the suburbs who died of a heroin overdose, like her son, Jason, did in 2008. Some quilt squares are
Why are death rates soaring from prescription drug abuse by women? Women are dying from prescription painkiller overdoses at rates never seen before, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. While men are more likely to die of a prescription
The Lake Villa resident was among the speakers Saturday at Lali-Palooza, a fundraiser co-hosted by the nonprofit Live4Lali and the Lake County State's Attorney's office. Dylan says he recently got out of rehab for heroin addiction and has been clean
Indiana debuted its latest effort to combat its climbing prescription drug abuse rate a website detailing the symptoms exhibited by people hooked on pills as state officials warned Friday that the epidemic is one of the greatest threats to the state'
After the tragic passing of Cory Monteith , Glee creator Ryan Murphy was left with the daunting task of writing Cory's character, Finn Hudson, off the show. The tribute episode will air on October 10th and although it will deal with Finn's
Law enforcement and prosecutors throughout New Jersey will be adhering to a new law initiated by Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman in an effort to save lives by encouraging people to seek medical assistance for overdose victims. The "Overdose
Despite its suspicions, Purdue Pharma continued to profit from prescriptions written by these physicians, many of whom were prolific prescribers of OxyContin. The company has sold more than $27 billion worth of the drug since its introduction in 1996.
The 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is currently underway at HogRock Campgrounds in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This afternoon, a body was found in one of the tents camped on site. Sources tell us the deceased was a male in his late 20s or early
This blog sacbee.com Web August 8, 2013 A 32-year-old woman is accused of giving her 8-month-old baby boy a fatal drug overdose in Citrus Heights, according to authorities. On Wednesday night, Citrus Heights police booked Sarah Ann Stephens of
The "Overdose Prevention Act" stipulates that someone who in good faith seeks medical assistance for themselves or another person experiencing an overdose will not be arrested, charged or prosecuted for possessing, using or being under the influence