Heroin Overdose

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kirk Urges Prompt FDA Approval Of Nasal Version Of Narcan

U.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.

10/07/2014

Heroin

Wisconsin Girl Dies Of Heroin Overdose In Oak Park

A 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.

11/12/2011

Heroin

Study: Heroin Users Don’t Know Drug’s Risks

Heroin 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.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Heroin Arrests In DuPage County Up 700% In 2010

It’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.

CBS 2–08/02/2011

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Man’s Heroin Overdose Death Prompts Action From Grandparents

The 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.

05/10/2011