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New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In Pennsylvania

A law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.

11/29/2014

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Prescription Drug Overdoses Killing Americans

Every day 114 people die as the result of a drug overdose – most of them from prescription drugs.

11/07/2014

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Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help Prevent Overdose Deaths

Medical marijuana can help ease patients’ pain, but apparently, it can also save lives.

08/27/2014

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Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On ‘Legal’ Drugs

In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.

07/09/2013

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