Heroin

In this Jan. 30, 2014 photo provided by New York City's Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, an oven loaded with bricks of heroin is located in a Bronx apartment during a police raid of the location.  (AP Photo/Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

US official warns of ‘nationwide heroin crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. drug official says the United States is facing a “nationwide heroin crisis.” Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says heroin addicts and abusers have increased 75 percent in the […]

05/20/2014

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Holder: Heroin an urgent ‘public health crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent and growing public health crisis” and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse […]

03/10/2014

A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it?

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics are working to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose into the hands of more paramedics, police […]

02/26/2014

In this Jan. 30, 2014 photo provided by New York City's Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, an oven loaded with bricks of heroin is located in a Bronx apartment during a police raid of the location.  (AP Photo/Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

‘Killer heroin’ causing fatal overdoses in East

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he […]

02/17/2014

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

Actor Cory Monteith (AP Photo)

Reports: ‘Glee’ plans Monteith tribute, hiatus

NEW YORK (AP) – “Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series’ deceased star, Cory Monteith. In remarks to news outlets published Saturday, Murphy said the tribute would address […]

07/20/2013

Bon Jovi daughter recovering after heroin OD in NY

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter is hospitalized after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her upstate New York college. Town of Kirkland police say an ambulance was sent […]

11/14/2012

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