Jefferson County To Debate Prescription Drug Database BillsTwo bills take different routes to joining St. Louis County's soon-to-launch database.
Missouri House Passes Bill Giving Immunity for Overdose HelpAt least 1,066 people, or 17.9 per 1,000 people, died of drug overdoses in Missouri in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Missouri Advances Bill Pushing Medical Help for OverdosesIt says that people can't be penalized for seeking medical assistance for an overdose if they possess small amounts of drugs or are in violation of probation, parole or a restraining order.
Springfield Had 900 Percent Increase in Heroin SeizuresThe department says Wednesday in its annual report that the special investigations unit collected 4,061 grams of heroin in 2016, compared to 397 grams in 2015.
Kirkwood's Loss Sheds Light on Heroin EpidemicKirkwood is mourning after last week's funeral for Isabella Sammartano, a 20-year-old Kirkwood High School graduate whose obituary listed "heroin overdose" as the cause of death.
Parkway Central Hosts Public Forum on Heroin AddictionSaying it's too big a problem to ignore, the Parkway School District will host a session tonight on opioid and heroin addiction.
'Stop Heroin' Bracelets Give Powerful RemindersShe's already given out over ten thousand bracelets in the US and Canada, and has twenty thousand on hand.
‘Stop Heroin’ Bracelets Give Powerful RemindersFamily's experience with deadly drug spurred her into action.
13 People Face Charges in Hannibal Drug ConspiracyThirteen people from Missouri and Illinois face federal charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute cocaine and other drugs in Hannibal and elsewhere in northeast Missouri.
Heroin Supplier in Mitch Stenger's Case Pleads GuiltyA man pleads guilty to providing the heroin that led to the death of Mitch Stenger, the nephew of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.
Heroin Crisis Plays Role in St. Charles Co. Sales Tax Holiday DiscussionsThe county is considering opting out of the annual "holiday," in part, because the heroin crisis is costing it around $2 million a year.
$11M in Heroin Found in Big Rig Pulled Over for SpeedingAuthorities believe the truck was headed to Canada.

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