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1 year 1 month ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Calif. doctor accused of murder in drug overdoses

AP Special Correspondent (AP) - A California doctor under investigation for overprescribing drugs has been charged with murder in the deaths of three of her patients. Dr. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was arrested Thursday after a lengthy probe which involved undercover work by drug enforcement agents who posed as patients to...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Overdose immunity bill facing trouble

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is debating a proposal to encourage drug users to report overdoses. A bill giving limited criminal immunity to people who report overdoses faces another test Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. Illinois and Washington state already have so-called "911 Good Samaritan" laws giving limited immunity to overdose...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Death row inmate overdosed on pills

Ohio authorities say a death row inmate who was found unconscious in his cell two days before his scheduled execution likely overdosed on pills. Prisons spokeswoman Julie Walburn says 43-year-old Lawrence Reynolds Jr. was found late Sunday unconscious in his cell at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. Walburn...

5 years 7 months ago

Pain patch abuse causing deadly results

When used properly, Fentanyl pain patches can bring relief to cancer patients and people suffering with chronic pain. When they are misused the results can be deadly. El Paso County Coroner Dr. Robert Bux says far to many people are ending up in his morgue after over-dosing on the pain...

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