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A Maryland lawmaker is proposing a bill that he says he hopes will help more drug overdose victims receive proper medical help in time to save their lives.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday called heroin a "public health crisis" and urged first responders to help overdose victims by using a counter-agent known as Narcan, which has been used in Prince George's County for years.
Abuse of heroin is ramping up at such a fast rate, doctors say it's the definition of an epidemic. Health officials in D.C. are trying to respond in turn.
A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.