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Good Samaritan laws

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

By McCarton Ackerman

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws. MORE  

Louisiana Approves Legal Immunity For Overdose Witnesses

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite passing bills that impose draconian prison sentences on drug offenders, Louisiana has become the 20th state to put a Good Samaritan law on the books. MORE  

Families Affected By Drug Deaths Help Push For Lesser Sentencing

By Paul Gaita

With the help of families grieving over the loss of loved ones, cities and states across the nation are moving more toward effective harm reduction methods to stem the tide of addiction. MORE  

Drug Relapse Rates Doubling At Several Vermont Treatment Centers

By McCarton Ackerman

A new cost-cutting state requirement gives treatment practitioners only two weeks to determine what kind of care a patient receives. MORE  

3 Lessons from Bon Jovi's Daughter's Overdose

By Maia Szalavitz

A Fix expert offers three key safety rules that could potentially save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. MORE  

Illinois to Addicts: Drop Dead!

By Rebecca Gray

A controversial state proposal dilutes legal immunity for people who call 911 for their OD'ing friends. MORE  

New Jersey Weighs a Law to Help OD'ing Residents

By Elizabeth Santeramo

But the bill, which aims to protect people who call 911 during a drug emergency, hits a snag. MORE  

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