Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths Increase In DuPage, Will CountyThere were 78 heroin-related overdose deaths in DuPage County last year, compared to 51 in 2015.
Kirk Urges Prompt FDA Approval Of Nasal Version Of NarcanU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve a nasal spray that can treat heroin overdoses in an emergency.
Wisconsin Girl Dies Of Heroin Overdose In Oak ParkA 17-year-old Wisconsin girl who’d connected via the Internet with an Oak Park man offering a place to stay was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose early Tuesday.
Study: Heroin Users Don't Know Drug's RisksHeroin used to be a blight confined to urban areas, but no longer. Heroin's deadly reach extends to the suburbs and beyond. And a new study shows that heroin users don't know the risks associated with the drug.
Heroin Arrests In DuPage County Up 700% In 2010It's an alarming spike; the number of people being arrested for heroin in DuPage County were up 700 percent last year. At the same time, researchers might have uncovered a link – something almost all heroin addicts share.
Man's Heroin Overdose Death Prompts Action From GrandparentsThe death of a 24-year-old Chicago area man due to a heroin overdose has prompted the victim's grandparents to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars for education and prevention projects.