Drug overdose

Electric Daisy attendee OD'd on Ecstasy. Credit: Twitter  @insomniacevents

Coroner: Electric Daisy attendee OD’d on Ecstasy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month’s Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Clark County […]

07/10/2014

Hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the courtyard of the Bank Street Theater, home of the Labyrinth Theater Company, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Broadway mourns Hoffman as 3 face drug charges

NEW YORK (AP) — While three of four people arrested amid the investigation of the Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death were arraigned on drug charges, the New York theater community mourned the actor with a dimming […]

02/06/2014

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Hoffman autopsy inconclusive, further tests needed

NEW YORK (AP) — An autopsy of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s body is inconclusive, and tests will be needed to determine what caused his death, the city medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. Medical examiners’ spokeswoman Julie […]

02/05/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Hoffman’s heroin didn’t have additive

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police […]

02/04/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of […]

02/02/2014

Ali Salim, right, apologizes for the death of Deanna Ballman with his attorney, Sam Shamansky, left, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Delaware, Ohio.(AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

36 years for ex-Ohio doctor in pregnant mom death

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Calling a pregnant mother’s death the worst crime he had ever seen, a judge sentenced an ex-Ohio doctor to 36 years in prison Friday as he blasted the defendant for not […]

12/20/2013

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi to watch signing of NJ overdose law

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi, whose daughter suffered an apparent drug overdose last year, plans to join Gov. Chris Christie when he signs into law Thursday a good Samaritan bill intended to assure […]

05/02/2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Expert: Clinic’s anesthesia policy ‘reprehensible’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anesthesiology professor calls it “reprehensible” that a Philadelphia abortion provider allegedly medicated women according to their ability to pay.

03/21/2013

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Lawmakers consider doctors’ role in drug overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Family members whose loved ones died as a result of prescription drug overdoses will be among those calling for change as lawmakers consider whether to reauthorize the state medical board.

03/11/2013

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Drug overdose deaths up for 11th consecutive year

CHICAGO (AP) — Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.

02/19/2013

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