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Baltimore urges feds to invoke authority to boost OD antidote access

The Trump administration should invoke government authority to slash prices of a life-saving overdose drug or provide funding to expand access amid the coast-to-coast opioid epidemic, Baltimore’s health department and a national advocacy group said Thursday. America is in the ...

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Md. hospitals take a hard look at their role in opioid epidemic — and solving it

It happened in front of an Anne Arundel County police station. In front of the station, like at all Anne Arundel police stations, Dr. Barry Meisenberg saw a sign with statistics about heroin overdoses and deaths to date. “I began to ...

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Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, data shows

New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers ...

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Maryland considers new strategies as fentanyl deaths rise

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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Md. overdose deaths continued to rise through third quarter

Deaths related to opioid overdoses use continued to rise through the third quarter of 2017, according to numbers released Friday by the Maryland Department of Health. Fentanyl-related overdoses continued as the most significant contributor to overdose deaths, as prescription opioid-related ...

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Hogan directs Frosh to sue opioid manufacturers

Gov. Larry Hogan authorized Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors as part of several anti-opioid initiatives announced Tuesday. Hogan directed Frosh to sue on the grounds that opioid manufacturers and distributors misled the public ...

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