6/9/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today's Summary

1 year old dies

1 year old saved

Ohio Techs try to "Hack Heroin"​

Heroin Vaccine on the Horizon?​

Overdose Reversal Drug Prices SOAR!!!!!!​  Big Pharma - profiting on the problem they created man!

Fake Percocet killing in Georgia​

Heroin Cost now up to $51 Billion - I bet it is still even higher​

1-year-old who overdosed on opiates dies days later
FOX31 Denver - ‎Jun 5, 2017‎
AKRON, Ohio - A 1-year-old boy who overdosed on opiates found at the child's home died at a hospital days after the incident, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. RelatedAkron »Ohio » Medical examiner: 1-year-old who overdosed on opiates at Akron home passes awayfox8.com Ohio toddler who overdosed on opiates diesKTTS Local Source:Akron toddler who apparently ingested drugs last week diesAkron Beacon Journal
WLWT Cincinnati Sheriff: 1-year-old revived with Narcan after opiate overdose
WLWT Cincinnati - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
A 1-year-old child was revived with Narcan after an opiate overdose, officials with the Adams County Sheriff's Office said.

cleveland.com Opiate crisis: Another Akron child overdoses; Summit County toddlers at risk
Akron Beacon Journal - ‎Jun 7, 2017‎
Summit County's opiate crisis this year has taken an unsettling new turn, hitting toddlers who don't know the difference between candy and heroin or some other dangerous drug.

Michigan Radio Deadly opiates force law enforcement to take precautions with drug evidence
Michigan Radio - ‎Jun 6, 2017‎
Fentanyl and carfentinil are extremely powerful synthetic opiates sometimes used in street drugs that have made their way to Michigan.
KABC Dr. Drew: Medical Establishment Bears Responsibility For Rise in Opiate Addiction
KABC - ‎Jun 6, 2017‎
“The reason we have all these heroin addicts is because physicians over prescribed opiatesand then cut these patients off as opposed to getting them treatment.

10TV Growing concerns over kids overdosing on opiates
10TV - ‎Jun 2, 2017‎
This seems an unimaginable scenario but it's far from that. Nationwide Children's Hospital Poison Control Director said the stats are remarkable.

WPTZ Have you talked to your kids about opiates?
WPTZ - ‎Jun 5, 2017‎
“It's a little bit different biologically in that the effects of opiates are stronger and more quick to develop than the effects of long-term alcohol use,” Cimaglio said.
WKYC-TV Two arrested, suspected opiates in car
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription) - ‎Jun 3, 2017‎
Both were arrested that day after police found drug abuse instruments, paraphernalia and suspected opiates in the car, according to the news release.
Siliconrepublic.com DCU scientists discover new role for opiates in DNA binding
Siliconrepublic.com - ‎Jun 2, 2017‎
“I generated a large library of opiates and we discovered a hit compound binding to DNA,” she explained. To take a closer look at what was happening, McStay and colleague Dr Zara Molphy made variations of the morphine compounds in the lab and ran a ...
WRGT TV Fox 45 CVS installs new safety measure to deter drug thieves
WRGT TV Fox 45 - ‎20 hours ago‎
(WKEF/WRGT)-- After CVS pharmacies around the Miami Valley have been targeted by criminals looking for drugs, the chain is installing new time release safes to lock up opiatesand deter robbers. "OxyContin is usually a dollar a milligram in the street ...

Heroin's use rising, costing society more than $51 billion ...
Science Daily - ‎9 hours ago‎
Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research. Heroin Use Continues To Boom, Costing The US $51 Billion A Year ...IFLScience Related:Heroin »
Green Bay Press Gazette 'I'm happy with my life.' Ex-inmate from Green Bay says anti-heroinprogram saved him
Green Bay Press Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
GREEN BAY - Nathan Lecker had been living the dream - until it turned into a nightmare. With a gram-a-day heroin habit, a life filled with friendships morphed into one of isolation.

Live Science Heroin Vaccine Could Turn Body's Defenses Against the Drug
Live Science - ‎3 hours ago‎
As heroin-related deaths soar in the United States, a group of researchers said they may be one step closer to developing a vaccine that could block the drug's addictive high.
Taft Midway Driller Heroin hotline? Ridgecrest Addiction Awareness pitches plan to tackle drug abuse
Taft Midway Driller - ‎3 hours ago‎
Deborah Smith of Ridgecrest Addiction Awareness spoke up about the toll heroin is taking on the community and to ask the city to partner with her group in establishing an anonymous drug tip hotline that does not require callers to deal directly with ...

Chron.com Traffic stops lead police to suspected heroin house in Porter
Chron.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two separate traffic stops in Montgomery County led deputies to a suspected heroin house in Porter last month. Police said they were able to find the drug house after pulling over two separate drivers in late May who were in possession of drugs.
WSPA.com 2 men accused of selling Heroin & Fentanyl in Buncombe Co.
WSPA.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) - Two men have been arrested in Buncombe, Co. within the last two weeks for the trafficking of Heroin and Fentanyl, according to Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.

Dallas News (blog) Man whose Old East Dallas house was full of meth, cocaine, heroinand guns gets 18-plus years in prison
Dallas News (blog) - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The final defendant in a heroin, meth and cocaine distribution conspiracy case was sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison Thursday.
Cincinnati.com Tech gurus take on opioid epidemic in weekend Hacking Heroinchallenge
Cincinnati.com - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
Put more than 50 tech wizards and front-line heroin epidemic warriors in one place and what do you get? An ambitious endeavor to help solve the public health crisis of opiate addiction with technology.

Kenosha man charged in local woman's heroin death
Kenosha News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The friend who discovered her body told police he had heard her on the phone earlier, speaking to someone about trying to find heroin. The friend also said that a person met her behind the apartment about 30 minutes later. When police reviewed Besiri's ...
MLive.com Man arrested with 28 heroin baggies in Benton Harbor | MLive.com
MLive.com - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
BENTON HARBOR, MI -- Police arrested a man carrying 28 baggies of heroin after an undercover officer watched him make a suspected heroin sale, police ...

As heroin bill awaits governor's approval, opioid crisis grows
WIS - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Carolina is dealt its share of opioid addiction and overdoses, including heroin deaths. That's fueled a committee of State House representatives to study the issues and has put some new laws on the books.
WLOS 2 men charged with trafficking heroin
WLOS - ‎2 hours ago‎
Devan Michael, 27, also faces multiple charges, including trafficking a heroin fentanyl mixture and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

KATU Three men arrested on heroin, pot charges
The Register-Guard - ‎3 hours ago‎
Martinez and his passengers, Jose E. Pineda, 26, and Jayson J. McKinley, 29, both from Los Angeles, were arrested and lodged at the Lane County Correctional Facility for unlawful possession of heroin. Martinez was also lodged for unlawful possession ...
WDBJ7 Search warrants: Blacksburg man died of apparent heroin overdose ...
Roanoke Times - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
CHRISTIANSBURG - Blacksburg police are investigating an apparent fatal heroin overdose, according to search warrants filed Thursday.

News8000.com - WKBT Mistrial declared in Jackson Co. heroin overdose death
News8000.com - WKBT - ‎59 minutes ago‎
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) - The trial for a Jackson County woman charged in a heroin-related death ended Friday with a hung jury and the judge declaring a mistrial.
Allentown Morning Call High on heroin, man leads troopers on two-county pursuit, crashing in Upper Macungie, police say
Allentown Morning Call - ‎5 hours ago‎
A 32-year-old man high on heroin led Slatington police and then state troopers on a high speed pursuit from Schuylkill County into Upper Macungie Township early Friday, crashing into a car and leaving that driver with brain and spine injuries ...

Drug arrest turns up heroin, $17000 in cash
WFMZ Allentown - ‎9 hours ago‎
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Investigators watching a suspected Allentown drug house said they found more than 200 baggies of heroin and nearly $17,500 in cash after arresting the resident.
Devon Live Man and woman deny drug dealing after police seize heroin
Devon Live - ‎10 hours ago‎
A man and a woman have denied drug dealing in North Devon after a raid in which police seized £480 worth of heroin. Sharon Couch, aged 45, of the White Hart, Bratton Fleming, and Lawrence Doyle, aged 55, of Park Villas, Bishops Tawton, both pleaded ...

WSAW Fentanyl-lace heroin caused Spencer man's death
WSAW - ‎5 hours ago‎
SPENCER, Wis. (WSAW) -- Criminal charges have now been filed against a 27-year-old Marshfield woman accused of supplying heroin to a man that overdosed earlier this year. Prosecutors have filed a count of first degree reckless homicide against ...
The Independent Prescription drug addiction 'to overtake heroin use' in UK | The ...
The Independent - ‎Jun 7, 2017‎
The number of people addicted to legal medicines is overtaking those struggling with heroin abuse, a leading rehab provider has warn

WBAL Baltimore
Overdose deaths surging across Maryland - WBAL-TV
WBAL Baltimore - ‎10 hours ago‎
State health officials said 2089 people died of an overdose in 2016 in Maryland.
CNN DEA warns first responders of accidental overdose risk
CNN - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
(CNN) Accidental opioid overdose is an alarming phenomenon being seen more frequently among first responders, including police officers and paramedics, which is why the US Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning to them this week.

WSB Atlanta Police: 2 suspected overdose deaths within minutes in Buckhead
WSB Atlanta - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA - Atlanta police said there have been two suspected drug overdose deaths within minutes in Atlanta. Channel 2's Mark Winne learned there were two deaths within five minutes in two different locations in Buckhead.
U.S. News & World Report S. Korean Pop Singer Released From Hospital After Overdose
U.S. News & World Report - ‎13 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Popular South Korean singer T.O.P. was released from a Seoul hospital Friday after being treated for an overdose of anti-anxiety pills. His medical setback came after he was indicted on charges of smoking marijuana last year ...

Vox In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did
Vox - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
The Times can't specify how many of the overdose deaths were caused by opioids, much less what kind of opioid - painkillers, heroin, or fentanyl - was behind the deaths.
FOX 5 Atlanta GBI releases initial results of new drug causing overdoses in Middle Georgia
FOX 5 Atlanta - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released its initial test results on a new street drug which is manufactured to look like Percocet.

York Dispatch Coaching overdose survivors to avoid the next one
York Dispatch - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
Arafat's mission, and that of other so-called recovery coaches, is not to convince overdosesurvivors to get into treatment, but to offer them advice on how to get started once they've decided they're ready to quit.
Massachusetts man could face life in prison in Maine overdose death
Press Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
A St. George man fatally overdosed on fentanyl that police say was traced back to Cameron Soto. By stephen bettscourier gazette. Share.

New Haven Register Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose
New Haven Register - ‎6 hours ago‎
But the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed a man in Norwalk died on April 17 from an overdose involving carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues.
ABS-CBN News Big Bang's TOP leaves hospital after overdose
ABS-CBN News - ‎11 hours ago‎
He spent more than two days in hospital after passing out from a drug overdose. But on Friday, T.O.P of the Korean boy group Big Bang was pictured in a wheelchair leaving Seoul's Ewha Womans University Medical Center, affording fans of the popular ...

6abc.com 5 drug overdoses in one day in Upper Darby | 6abc.com
6abc.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Upper Darby provides a chilling example of the kind of thing happening across the region. A recent 24-hour period there saw no less than five heroin overdoses.
WLWT Cincinnati Officials: Toddler revived with Narcan after overdose - Cincinnati ...
WXIX - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
Adams County parents are behind bars after police said their 1-year-old son overdosed Wednesday night.

As prices soar for overdose-reversing drug, calls grow for cheaper access
Chicago Tribune - ‎7 minutes ago‎
When the American Medical Association annual meeting convenes in Chicago Sunday, the powerful physicians' lobby could push for government intervention to lower the price of the heroin overdose-reversing drug naloxone. A resolution written by a ...
KCCI Des Moines Nonprofit offers free lifesaving drug in case of overdose
KCCI Des Moines - ‎22 hours ago‎
"While not everyone may be ready for treatment after overdosing, that doesn't mean that they will never be ready to make a positive change in their life and so what we're doing is giving people a chance to stay alive," said Sarah Ziegenhorn, the ...

NBC4i.com Data shows 43 overdose deaths in Ohio county over 13 days ...
NBC4i.com - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
A medical examiner's office says drug overdoses killed at least 43 people in a northeast Ohio county since Memorial Day weekend.
WDBJ7 Search warrants: Blacksburg man died of apparent heroin overdose ...
Roanoke Times - ‎Jun 8, 2017‎
CHRISTIANSBURG - Blacksburg police are investigating an apparent fatal heroin overdose, according to search warrants filed Thursday.

NBC4i.com Three women indicted after overdose victim's body dumped near Grove City
NBC4i.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says three women have been indicted after an overdose victim's body was found dumped in western Franklin County.
10TV Prosecutor: 3 women indicted after dumping overdose victims body near Grove City
10TV - ‎4 hours ago‎
Three women charged with dumping an overdose victim's body near Grove City have been indicted for tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Man found dead on campus died of suspected drug overdose
Bismarck Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Police say a preliminary investigation indicates a man found dead on the Williston State College campus died of a drug overdose. The body of 27-year-old Thomas Ober was found in a car Tuesday morning. The entrance to the ...
WDAZ Drug overdose suspected in Williston death | North Dakota News ...
Bismarck Tribune - ‎Jun 7, 2017‎
Police suspect a drug overdose in the investigation of a man found dead Tuesday on the campus of Williston State College, authorities said Wednesday.