opioid crisis

January 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Get Training on Narcan (VIDEO)

About 60 Montgomery County police officers took training Wednesday on how to use Narcan, a drug Chief Thomas Manger calls a “miracle antidote” for overdoses. The training comes thanks to the Montgomery County Police Foundation, which provided $10,000 to provide the ruggedized yellow containers that contain Narcan. Manger said an officer told him the containers […]

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January 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Releases Plan to Combat Opioids

Sixth Congressional District candidate David Trone unveiled a plan Monday to combat the opioid crisis that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, promote new prescription guidelines and make treatment more affordable. In a campaign statement, Trone criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis. He said the federal government needs to spend […]

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October 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crowel: County Needs To Chart Middle Ground in Opioid Crisis (VIDEO)

Montgomery County needs to start a conversation about the next steps in combating the opioid epidemic, a conversation that includes needle exchanges and “safe houses” where addicts can take drugs under supervision. The comment comes from the point person on the opioid epidemic in the county health department. Dr. Raymond Crowel said he knew the […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Data Show Opioid Crisis Continues in Montgomery, Maryland

New data from the state health department show the opioid crisis continues in Montgomery County and Maryland. In the first quarter of 2017, Montgomery County had 27 overdose deaths compared with 21 in the same period in 2016, the Maryland Department of Health reported. Across the state, 550 overdoses were recorded in the first quarter, […]

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Media: Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11:30 a.m. 2. County Agenda: The County Council’s Public Safety and Health and Human Services committee meet at 10:45 a.m. to receive an update on heroin, opioid and Narcan use in […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Opioid Crisis: Maryland officials are warning residents about a carfentanil threat after three deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties. 2. Westbard Rally: Members of the Macedonia Baptist Church are planning to demonstrate at 10 a.m. at the County Executive Office building to […]

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April 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Receiving About $195 Million from State

Montgomery County can look back on the 2017 General Assembly and see dollar signs. In total, about $195 million in state money will be supporting assorted county projects, said Melanie Wenger, director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations. The money includes about $56 million in school construction, a total that has an expected extra $10 […]

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