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Nearly 70,000 Deaths Worldwide Are Caused by Opioid Overdoses

By Victoria Kim

The World Health Organization has released guidelines aimed at reducing overdose deaths caused by opioids. MORE  

Canadian Study Finds Link Between Welfare and Overdoses

By John Lavitt

Researchers discovered an uptick in "overdose events" at safe injection sites on the same day that the government distributes welfare assistance. MORE  

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  

New Mexico Overdoses Decline For Second Straight Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Could the drop in states like New Mexico and Georgia be the start of a national trend? MORE  

New Drug Acetyl Fentanyl 15 Times More Potent Than Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

A close cousin to its namesake, acetyl fentanyl has been sold on the streets in packages marked as heroin. 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  

Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

By John Lavitt

Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. MORE  

DEA Official Blames Fentanyl-Heroin Mixture from Mexico for Recent Fatal Overdoses

By Victoria Kim

The fentanyl-laced dope plaguing the northeastern United States is being made south of the border, according to officials. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 23, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Albanian police burn pot village, student labels PCP with her name, and man tries to smuggle cocaine cookies into the country. MORE  

Obama Administration Hosts Opioid Addiction Summit

By Shawn Dwyer

Attorney General Eric Holder was one of several prominent figures on hand to deliver remarks on the nation’s growing battle with heroin addiction. MORE  

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