Anti-Heroin Bill Awaits Action in House

Anti-heroin bill awaits action in House
According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, addicts have increasingly turned to heroin in the past three years as the state has cracked down on “pill mills” — passing sweeping legislation in 2012 — and pharmaceutical companies have made …

Pa. Legislature considers bill to combat rising heroin overdoses
With heroin-related overdoses on the rise in parts of Pennsylvania, state lawmakers moved Tuesday to give drug users, first responders and families tools to prevent more deaths. A House Human Services Committee unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that …
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Prescription drug abuse an all-too-familiar story
Every 25 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from an overdose, and prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substances after marijuana and alcohol, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Colts owner Jim Irsay has admitted prescription …
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