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Orange County Sheriff's Office saves lives with overdose antidote

September 29, 2016 When the Orange County Sheriff's Office began using an antidote for opioid overdoses two months ago, some deputies had their doubts. But after seeing the results of the lifesaving drug play out in ... Read More

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

September 29, 2016 In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses. CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providi... Read More

Pair in Ohio heroin photo 'almost definitely' would have died, official says

September 12, 2016 The unconscious man and woman in the photograph distributed by an Ohio police department as part of a heroin-awareness initiative "almost definitely" would have died had police not intervened, East... Read More

US surgeon general sends warning letter to all doctors on opioid epidemic

August 25, 2016 (CNN) - In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving this letter (PDF)... Read More

Kassab: A year after task force, more help for heroin addicts

August 19, 2016 It's been one year since Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings announced a task force to combat the still-climbing number of people dying from heroin and fentanyl overdoses. ... Read More

26 overdoses in just hours: A small West Virginia city faces its demons

August 18, 2016 "They’re just showing up and dying.” Those six words made emergency responders’ ears perk up in Huntington, W.Va., when they buzzed over the radio. An official was quoting a caller ... Read More