Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives.
The Central County Fire and Rescue Unit rushed to the scene of a reported heroin overdose Monday night.
“This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images – we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked.”
A man and woman have been charged after taking a selfie with the corpse of an overdosed friend.
An autopsy found that Carson Swyres of House Springs died of morphine intoxication and also had methamphetamine, opiates and other drugs in his system.
There wasn’t any real decline in heroin overdose deaths in 2013 from the previous year.
The small town of Coulterville, Illinois is arming its police officers with some cutting edge technology that has been proven to save lives.
Five overdose deaths in the Metro East may be linked.
Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.
“Regions that have never been affected by heroin overdose deaths are now seeing a large number of them because the user population is expanding dramatically,” says the DEA’s James Schroba.