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Morning Roundup: March 18, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Wendy Williams talks about cocaine addiction, Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI, third SXSW drunk driving victim dies, and new Rob Ford video surfaces. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Hit Triple Figures in Massachusetts

By Shawn Dwyer

State police reported that 185 people died from heroin overdoses in the last four months – and that's excluding the state’s three largest cities. MORE  

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Still a Hit With Addicts Despite Overdose Deaths

By Shawn Dwyer

The recent rash of heroin overdoses has done nothing to curb addicts' appetites for deadly drugs. MORE  

An Epidemic of Heroin Overdoses

By Shawn Dwyer

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death has shined a public light on an epidemic of heroin-related deaths that has until now been largely ignored. MORE  

Wave of Heroin Overdoses Plagues Pittsburgh

By Shawn Dwyer

A deadly batch of heroin called ‘Theraflu’ has resulted in at least 17 deaths in only a week. MORE  

Rhode Island Sees Spike in Overdose Deaths

By Allison McCabe

While fentanyl, or a fentanyl-like drug, was found in 13 of the victims, some officials have cautioned against blaming the powerful opioid for being the culprit. MORE  

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Admits Being High During All Her TV Appearances

By McCarton Ackerman

The reality show personality tried and failed to complete rehab, but ultimately found her path by going to prison. MORE  

Ex-Hospital Worker David Kwiatkowski Sentenced to 39 Years

By Jennifer Matesa

The former itinerant cardiac technologist was sentenced for infecting 30 patients with Hepatitis C at the Exeter, N.H. hospital where he worked. MORE  

Montreal Cops Seize Drug "40X Stronger Than Heroin"

By McCarton Ackerman

Police seize hundreds of thousands of highly-potent synthetic pills aimed at young people. MORE  

The Hospital Tech Who Stole Needles

By Jennifer Matesa

David Kwiatkowski worked as a technician at dozens of US hospitals. He was also a fentanyl addict who infected countless patients with Hepatitis C. Now experts may turn to a hidden asset to prevent a repeat: recovering drug addicts. MORE  

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