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Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office Is Overwhelmed With Drug-Related Deaths

So many lives have been claimed by the opioid epidemic, forcing the Maryland medical examiner’s office to exceed the national caseload standards of 250 autopsies per examiner each year. The agency had exceeded these numbers in each of the past … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Naloxone Could Limit Access In Maryland And Beyond

Over 800 opioid overdose victims have been saved by Naloxone. Family members administer this life-saving drug as a nasal spray or subcutaneous injection, while medical professionals inject it into a vein or muscle. Maryland is seeing a spike of opioid … Continue reading

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Increase In Organ Donations Is Contributed To Increase In Opioids Deaths

According to the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland the number of organ donation and transplants spiked in 2016 throughout the nation. The nonprofit group oversees organ donation in Maryland. A record number of transplants of also reported by the United … Continue reading

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Maryland Hospital Emergency Rooms And Beds Are Being Filled By Opioid Users

The state that ranks at the top of most hospitalization for opioid use is Maryland. According to newly released data from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the state is amid an opioid crisis, with many victims of … Continue reading

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