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Appeals court reverses manslaughter conviction in fatal overdose case

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The Court of Special Appeals on Friday reversed an involuntary manslaughter conviction for a man who sold heroin to a friend who later overdosed, finding there was no evidence that the man knew the drugs were unusually dangerous. Nathan Johnson ...

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Baltimore urges feds to invoke authority to boost OD antidote access

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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. overdose deaths continued to rise through third quarter

In 2015, 3.6 million Medicare Part D enrollees had drug spending above the program’s catastrophic threshold of $7,062, according to a recent report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.(phodopus / Depositphotos.com)

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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