opioid

July 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Life-Saving Efforts, Solving Fraud Investigation

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized public safety officers for acts of heroism at their annual Public Safety Awards breakfast on Friday. MyMCMedia spoke to Montgomery County Police Officers Bradley Feldman and Michelle Barger about what they did to receive an honor from the community. Feldman, Shortfall Honored for Saving Teenagers from Knife-Wielding Man in […]

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June 10, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Opioid Spoon Project Raises Awareness in Rockville

The Opioid Spoon Project held the final stop of its Honor Tour to promote awareness of opioid-related deaths at Rockville Town Square on Friday. As part of the Honor Tour, the Opioid Spoon Project brought an 800-pound spoon sculpture bearing the names of those who have died in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Attendees on Friday […]

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June 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Taking Opioid Makers to Court

Rockville has become the latest jurisdiction to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors filing action in federal court in Baltimore on Monday. “I think it’s a wakeup call to the manufacturers and the distributors,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said Tuesday. “This is how the stop smoking ban started. People woke up one day and said, ‘Look […]

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August 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been almost three years since siblings Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen them, and […]

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from July 7-13

Changes at a local shopping center and blooming sunflowers topped our Top 10 list this week. We had several public safety stories included the ongoing legal proceedings on Catherine Hoggle’s competency and the sentencing of a man who went on a shooting spree. Construction of a bridge over I-270 got underway. A bridge over the […]

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May 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Administration Launches New Web Portal to Provide Resources on Opioid Crisis

In an effort to raise public awareness of the heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis in Maryland, the Hogan-Rutherford administration launched a new web portal titled, “Before It’s Too Late.” The new website, BeforeItsTooLateMD.org, is designed to be a one-stop shop for individuals, families, educators and health care professional to obtain the resources they need to […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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September 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Overdose Deaths Up Statewide (VIDEO)

Some grim news from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH): in the first six months of this year, Maryland reported 920 fatal overdoses or 319 more than last year. The report is posted online, here. “We want to make sure Marylanders know that – if they are grappling with substance use disorder […]

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January 26, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Gov. Hogan Proposes Bill to Reform Herion and Opioid Laws

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan introduced a bill, on Tuesday, to toughen the state’s existing Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and increase drug trafficking penalties. According to a news release, the legislation is based on recommendations from the governor’s Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. The legislation would amend the state’s Gang Statute and mirror it after federal […]

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December 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Drug Overdoses Hit Record Numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most commonly prescribed […]

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