6/13/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Fake Percocet Kills Another in Georgia

Teen Mom 2 Star describes Using Heroin 5x per Day

Black Tar in Indianapolis

4 OD Inmates in WVA

Dead “Beautiful Girl” College Student in Dorm in UK

Ohio Politicians Finally Getting Tough on Big Pharma

State of Mississippi OD at All Time High

Body found in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood; death traced to …

cleveland.com  – ‎14 hours ago‎
The person found in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood Monday evening died of an overdose, police said.

Alliance woman gets prison for causing fatal overdose

Canton Repository  – ‎20 hours ago‎
Melissa S. Eberling was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison for causing the drug overdose death of an Alliance man.

Macon man is fifth to die of apparent overdose of synthetic drug

MyAJC  – ‎22 hours ago‎
A 34-year-old Macon man is the fifth person in Middle Georgia to die of an apparent overdoseafter taking a potent synthetic opioid being sold on the street and marketed as Percocet, according to the Macon-Bibb County coroner.

Meth overdose killed Norwood woman found dead

Cincinnati.com  – ‎Jun 12, 2017‎
Janet Garrett – the Norwood woman whose disappearance prompted weeks of searches before she was found dead – died of an accidental methamphetamine overdose. That’s according to Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon, who said he does not know …

Eleven teenagers as young as 14 overdose on ‘extremely dangerous’ cocktail of prescription drugs that made them …

Daily Mail  – ‎17 hours ago‎
A group of central Queensland teenagers have been hospitalised after overdosing on a cocktail of prescription drugs. Paramedics treated 11 teenagers at a house in Yeppoon in the early hours of Tuesday, with nine taken to Yeppoon Hospital for further …

Possible Buckhead overdose victim identified

WXIA-TV  – ‎17 hours ago‎
ATLANTA — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man found dead of a suspected drug overdose at a Buckhead hotel last week.

Monmouth County schools to get anti-overdose drug

NJ.com  – ‎17 hours ago‎
“We have not had a drug overdose death at any school in Monmouth County. But with that said, one never knows whether an overdose could occur at or near a school. Having additional trained staff to administer naloxone, if necessary, can save a life,” …

NaloxBox hopes to reduce overdose deaths in RI | WWLP.com

wwlp.com  – ‎22 hours ago‎
A group in Rhode Island has come up with a similar idea to defibrillator boxes for a different medical crisis: drug overdoses.

GA DPH: 5th overdose death possibly linked to fake Percocet pills …

FOX 5 Atlanta  – ‎22 hours ago‎
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health confirms a fifth overdose death may be related to fake Percocet pills circulating the streets.

Group of Rockhampton teenagers overdose on prescription meds

Courier Mail  – ‎10 hours ago‎
EARLIER: POLICE have revealed they discovered the scene of an alleged mass drug overdose following investigations into a car crash near Rockhampton last night.

WATCH: Warm handoffs take hold in drug overdose fight in Pennsylvania

lehighvalleylive.com  – ‎17 hours ago‎
As a medical concept, the warm handoff is not new: Someone suffering from a disease seeks emergency treatment that, once successful, leads to an immediate referral for followup care.

Kingston police charge 2 people amid investigation of heroin overdose death

The Daily Freeman  – ‎2 hours ago‎
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Officers investigating the suspected heroin overdose death of a man who lived alone in a rooming house on Clinton Avenue arrested two people after one of them became combative with officers and the other was found to have taken …

Police issue warning to public after eight drug overdoses, one death reported over weekend

Globalnews.ca  – ‎18 hours ago‎
Naloxone is an opioid antidote that can reverse an overdose for approximately 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the strength of the opioid.

Family’s heartbreak after ‘beautiful’ daughter dies following overdose …

Mirror.co.uk  – ‎15 hours ago‎
The heartbroken family of a “bright and beautiful” teenager have spoken of their pain after she died following an overdose at her university halls of residence.

Drug overdose deaths are at an all-time high in Mississippi

Mississippi News Now  – ‎17 hours ago‎
There were 211 deaths reported last year and the Bureau of Narcotics thinks the true number is even higher. “In March 2017, MBN averaged a drug overdose death investigation every other day,” explained Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John …

Viral Video shows serenity overdose turned violent in Lexington

WHAS 11.com  – ‎5 hours ago‎
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A viral Facebook video gives worrisome insight into the country’s drug epidemic. ABC 36 first reported Friday night four men overdosed on a drug called Serenity at a Lexington strip mall. Now, video of a violent outburst during 

Sheriff: Overdose antidote training saves first life

Daytona Beach News-Journal  – ‎39 minutes ago‎
A Volusia sheriff’s deputy saved a Pierson woman from a heroin overdose death early Tuesday by using a nasal spray he was recently provided with, said Sheriff Mike Chitwood.

4 inmates overdose at South Central Regional Jail

WSAZ-TV  – ‎16 hours ago‎
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Four inmates were taken to the hospital during the weekend after overdosing at the South Central Regional Jail.

Congressmen: Sharing drug info helps prevent ‘doctor shopping’

Cherry Hill Courier Post  – ‎21 hours ago‎
Chris Christie and Tom Wolf urged the states to expedite cooperation in sharing information on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for the Opiate Crisis

I Agree to See  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Whaley’s ad shows clips from a Purdue Pharma promotional video from 2000, meant to sell prescription opiates to doctors.

‘ Teen Mom 2’ Star Jenelle Evans Is Opening Up About Her Addiction To Heroin

Women’s Health  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has a new memoir out, and in it she details her history with heroin addiction. “My first trip was amazing.

2017 Opioid and Heroin Drug Summit Announced

WCBI  – ‎2 hours ago‎
JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy are at the forefront of an effort to combat the state’s opioid and heroin epidemic and to create discussion amongst …

Heroin Use? Juvenile Record? For Recruits, Police Forgive Past Sins

New York Times  – ‎Jun 12, 2017‎
New Orleans, with more than 400 openings, no longer automatically disqualifies those who have injected heroin or smoked crack.

Did Buffalo officer sanction heroin use for promotional film?

Buffalo News  – ‎6 hours ago‎
Robert Sagliani was using heroin again, this time in a public restroom at a Main Place Mall restaurant. A Buffalo police officer was outside the restroom door, and others around him in the restroom knew what he was doing.

Former head of substance users’ association avoids jail for … – ABC

ABC Online  – ‎12 hours ago‎
The former chief executive of the West Australian Substance Users’ Association is given an 18-month suspended jail term for supplying heroin to her partner and …

Body found in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood; death traced to …

cleveland.com  – ‎14 hours ago‎
The person found in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood Monday evening died of an overdose, police said.

Heroin cut with dangerous drug causes grave consequences …

WSOC Charlotte  – ‎20 hours ago‎
When heroin is cut with elephant tranquilizers, it creates a deadly combination, which can be found on the streets of Charlotte.

Indianapolis police find black tar heroin during arrest | Fox 59

Fox 59  – ‎21 hours ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis man was arrested this weekend after police find black tar heroin. The drug was found wrapped inside a plastic baggie …

A heroin distribution network leader sentenced to 17 years in prison …

PennLive.com  – ‎20 hours ago‎
WILLIAMSPORT — One of the leaders of a heroin distribution ring that operated along the Interstate 80 corridor between Williamsport and Bloomsburg and in the …

3 sent to prison for selling deadly dose of heroin to young tribal member

KOMO News  – ‎7 minutes ago‎
Foster obtained the heroin the three were selling, and Brown provided the transportation, driving them onto Quileute tribal land, according to court records.

Kingston police charge 2 people amid investigation of heroinoverdose death

The Daily Freeman  – ‎2 hours ago‎
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Officers investigating the suspected heroin overdose death of a man who lived alone in a rooming house on Clinton Avenue arrested two people after one of them became combative with officers and the other was found to have taken …

The Public Cost Of Heroin: $51000 A Year Per User, UIC Study Says

DNAinfo  – ‎8 hours ago‎
THE LOOP – Heroin users in the United States cost society about $51,000 per year in terms of treatment, infectious disease, prison and lost productivity, a team at the University of Illinois Chicago has determined.

Law enforcement is focus of NY Senate heroin, opioid bills

Albany Times Union  – ‎20 minutes ago‎
The package appears at odds with a competing set of 11 legislative proposals to address heroin and opioid abuse sent to the Senate and Assembly by Gov.

Philadelphia Stops Jailing Drug Dealers Amid Heroin Trafficking Surge

The Daily Caller  – ‎21 hours ago‎
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) calls Philadelphia one of the largest heroin markets in the U.S., but city officials announced Friday that in the last two years, they have reduced prison populations by nearly 20 percent, often by not 

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