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Justice Department Urges Law Enforcement To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agents who deal with heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone to reverse overdoses, ...

Matt Sledge

Eric Holder Calls On First Responders To Carry Overdose Reversal Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on police and fire departments Wednesday to equip their employees with a lifesaving drug that c...

Matt Sledge

Maine Governor Thinks Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Medication Will Cost Too Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

The administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has come up with a new reason to oppose expanding access to a lifesaving medication that reverses her...

Matt Sledge

This Governor Looks Set To Reject Overdose Prevention For No Good Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) appears set to oppose a bill increasing access to a lifesaving anti-overdose medication because of concerns rejected by pub...

Matt Sledge

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

A bill meant to stem deaths from heroin overdoses advanced in the New York Senate Tuesday, just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an app...