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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  

Heroin Overdose Death Rates Are On the Rise

By Desiree Bowie

Death rates have increased significantly across the board for both sexes, as well as most age groups and ethnicities. MORE  

Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA

By Desiree Bowie

Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State. MORE  

Miraculous, Over-the-Counter, Overdose Protection Drug Coming to California Pharmacies

By Ellen Sousares

A new law will provide drug users and their families on-demand access to naloxone. MORE  

Virginia AG Determined to Tackle Opiate Addiction Problem

By Victoria Kim

With overdoses skyrocketing in the Commonwealth, Mark Herring wants more accountability from dealers and doctors. MORE  

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Heroin Legislation

By John Lavitt

The new law will expand heroin awareness and prevention efforts. MORE  

Heroin Overdoses In Ohio Lead to Spike in Organ Donors

By John Lavitt

Reflective of a national trend, the heroin epidemic in Ohio is radically increasing the number of young organ donors. MORE  

Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

By Paul Gaita

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts. MORE  

U.S. Mayors Shocked by Spike in Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Attendees of the 2014 U.S. Conference of Mayors were informed of dismal statistics for the country's major cities. MORE  

New England Governors Unite To Battle Heroin Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Five of six New England governors—all Democrats—attended the summit. Absent was Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine. MORE  

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