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Md. lawmakers consider ‘overdose prevention sites’ as fentanyl deaths rise

Sen. Brian J. Feldman, D-Montgomery and sponsor of a bill establishing how the state would appoint members to a new board that would oversee safety issues on D.C'.s Metro transit system.  (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland lawmakers will consider once again a proposal to create safe drug consumption sites for opioid users, but the legislation could be too politically difficult to pass. The legislation would authorize, on a pilot basis, safe injection sites, also known ...

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Fentanyl the focus of Md. response to opioid epidemic

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh. (file)

To make progress in addressing Maryland’s opioid epidemic, public health leaders will have to confront use of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. Despite statewide declines in deaths due to heroin and prescription opioid use, overall intoxication deaths continued to climb ...

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Fearing exposure, some funeral homes stock overdose antidote

(Flickr / Jeff Anderson / naloxone https://flic.kr/p/QDVtUw / CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ / cropped and resized)

Funeral directors in Maryland are increasingly concerned their employees could be exposed to opioids. That’s why some are stocking naloxone, the medication the reverses the effects of an overdose. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that funeral directors are calling themselves the “last ...

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Maryland considers new strategies as fentanyl deaths rise

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin (oxycodone) pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

The dangerous element of fentanyl requires Maryland to change how it responds to the state’s opioid crisis, including embracing some radical proposals, policymakers say. While state data shows opioid-related and heroin-related overdose deaths have started to decline, the number of fentanyl-related ...

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