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Va. firm wins FDA approval for overdose treatment

A Richmond-based company has received federal approval for a drug treatment that reverses the effects of pain medicine overdose.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:48pm EDT

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Md. bill would protect those who call for help in overdose cases

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.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:18pm EDT

Tags: mike murillo, Jon Cardin, Good Samaritan

Local rescuers rely on Narcan to help overdose victims

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.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: heroin, Eric Holder, mike murillo, Prince George

Heroin use rises in D.C. among middle, upper class

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.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:24pm EST

Tags: heroin, MEgan Cloherty, drug addiction

Va. man sentenced to prison for peddling painkillers to teens

A Leesburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling oxycodone to teens, including a young man who died of an overdose.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:04pm EST

Tags: oxycodone, drug dealing, federal courts, crime, Leesburg, Va., kathy stewart

Fatal drug overdoses in western Va. break record

Western Virginia's death toll from drug overdoses hit a record 270 fatalities in 2011.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 01:54pm EST

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