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Overdose

Quasi-Legal Street Drug Poses New Lethal Threat To Users

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports. The threat comes from an emerging street drug called acetyl […]

August 18, 2014

U.S. Approves Handheld Injector For Painkiller Overdose

Washington (AFP) — U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a handheld injector device that average people could use in an emergency to revive a person suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers. Evzio contains a single dose of the drug naloxone, and is the first injector of its kind on the market for untrained medical personnel, the […]

April 3, 2014

Four Arrests In Drug Probe Of Hoffman Death

Washington (AFP) – U.S. police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrested four people Tuesday night with more than 350 bags of heroin, the New York Times reported. Three men and a woman were arrested in a search of three Manhattan apartments. Investigators recovered the bags of heroin inside the […]

February 5, 2014