Thursday, September 21, 2017

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This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic ...
In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011, file photo, a man prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to ...

Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Thursday after a three month long undercover operation. Oliver Rocher, 32, was arrested after deputies found him in a Fort Myers hotel room with heroin, crack cocaine, and steroids. Deputies ...
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BY JENNIFER KAY and CURT ANDERSON MIAMI (AP) — A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida’s littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday. But how ...
In this Wednesday June 7, 2017 photo, activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project" uses a rake to reach for a discarded hypodermic needle while examining a boom filled with waste collected from a recovery boat on the Merrimack River in Chelmsford, Mass.

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any: ___ DON’T PICK THEM UP You could get exposed to drugs or disease, or unwittingly ...
This undated photo provided by the Butler County Prison in Butler, Pa., shows Kasey Dischman of Evans City, Pa., arraigned Wednesday, June 28, 2017, on a single first-degree felony count of aggravated assault on an unborn child and sent to the Butler County jail, unable to post $500,000 bond.

EAST BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A woman who overdosed on heroin while she was seven months pregnant has been charged with assault of an unborn child. Kasey Dischman, 30, of Evans City, was arraigned Wednesday on a single count of ...
In this Feb. 16, 2017, photo, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson sits in his corner office overlooking downtown Everett, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

BY PHUONG LE EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor Ray ...
In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, former Kansas City Royals player Frank White Jr. talks to fans before a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

BY JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fed up that Missouri is the only state that doesn’t track the prescription and sale of opioids, some of its biggest cities and counties have created their own monitoring system to help combat ...
In a Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar reacts after watching the Dose of Reality video depicting a parent who can't wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

BY KYLE POTTER ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the ...
In a Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, from the left; Tyler Witten, John Holbrook and Jason Stone stand on the steps of the Sanibel House in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

BY ADAM BEAM and CARLA K. JOHNSON CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation’s ...
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