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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 Poised To Pass Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

After unanimous approval from state House lawmakers on Monday, Maine's legislature appears poised to pass a lifesaving anti-overdose bill despite a ve...

Massachusetts To Make Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Medication More Widely Available

Reuters | Richard Valdmanis | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addic...

This Life-Saving Drug Has Stopped 10,000 Overdoses, And It Could Stop Many More

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new campaign aimed at curbing heroin overdoses, encouraging law enforcement officials to carry nal...

Attorney Gen. Holder Gets on Board With Naloxone to Prevent Fatal Overdoses

Meghan Ralston | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Meghan Ralston

Overdose prevention advocates and drug policy reformers are feeling some wind beneath their wings as a result of a statement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging expanded access to the overdose reversal medicine naloxone.

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...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions

Denise Cullen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Denise Cullen

As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.

Kathleen Miles

Life-Saving Drug Can Reverse Overdoses, Be Used At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Family and friends of more drug users in California will soon be able to reverse overdoses at home with a lifesaving injectable drug. On Thursday, ...

This Drug Could Save Thousands Of Lives A Year, So Why Aren't We Using It?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

The national drug overdose epidemic has been steadily on the rise for nearly 20 years. From 1999 to 2010, deaths surged a colossal 102 percent. And wh...

Zen and the Art of Harm Reduction

Ishani Ganguli | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ishani Ganguli

My morning with Ritchie, part of a required residency rotation on addiction, offered a rare glimpse into patients' lives outside hospital walls and the important, if unsettling, work that complements our efforts as physicians.

Confronting the Truth on Overdose Awareness Day

Meghan Ralston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Meghan Ralston

We have to acknowledge that a certain percentage of the population will never be entirely drug-free, and we have to figure out what to do about that. It's costly and regressive to continually respond with arrests, drug courts and incarceration.

Antidote To Drug Overdose Is Put In Addicts' Hands

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin. His mother ran outs...