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US MD: DEA Chief Discusses Heroin Problem In Md.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 13 Mar 2015 - Leonhart Tells Senators of Rising Number of Overdose Deaths, Baltimore Task Force The chief of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration put a spotlight on Maryland's heroin problems during a congressional hearing Thursday.
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US MD: Hogan Wades Into Md.'s Ongoing Heroin Battle

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 01 Mar 2015 - Governor Creates Panels to Focus More on Prevention and Treatment of Addiction "We're not just reacting to the sudden surge of overdoses and overdoses deaths. We're taking a holistic approach." With the creation of two panels devoted to combating heroin use, Gov. Larry Hogan has waded into a worsening crisis - one that has defied solutions for decades.
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US MD: Maryland Joins Task Force to Combat Heroin Traffic

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 13 Feb 2015 - Northeast States Will Share Intelligence on Drug Dealers Calling heroin a crisis that crosses state boundaries, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Thursday that his office will join counterparts in the Northeast to share information and jointly prosecute drug traffickers.
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US: The Changing Face Of Heroin Addiction

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:00
Buffalo News, 09 Feb 2015 - WASHINGTON - On Super Bowl Sunday, most football fans watched ads for Victoria's Secret, the lost Budweiser dog and a deadpan Kim Kardashian extolling the virtues of T-Mobile. But in St. Louis, those national ads were supplemented with a different kind of Super Bowl commercial. On screen, the camera focused on the face of a white, middle-class teenager as he died of a heroin overdose. Off screen, a singer crooned along to perky guitar music: "First you stole prescription pills from your mom/You threw back a few and then they were gone/So you're jonesing real bad and you need some more. ... And that's how, how you got addicted to heroin."
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US MD: OPED: City Task Force Gauging Heroin Problem

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 05 Feb 2015 - All around us, people struggle daily with problems brought on by substance use disorders - in rural, suburban and urban communities, including in Baltimore. The human, financial and emotional costs are enormous. Fortunately, there is growing attention to the issue in Baltimore, with a concentrated focus on heroin use. A key effort in this is the task force created last fall by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to develop a strategy for strengthening the city's behavioral health system to ensure that treatment is both effective and available to those in need.
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Mexico: Mexican Farmers Feed U.S. Heroin Boom

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 03 Feb 2015 - SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR, MEXICO (AP) - Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero. The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in woodplank, tin-roofed shacks with no indoor plumbing.
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