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8:16 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Delaware Senate Moves to Save Lives of Heroin Addicts

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The Delaware state Senate has approved a measure that would allow the greater access to the drug Naloxone that is used to save the lives of heroin addicts who could die from an overdose.

The state Department of Health and Social Services has a plan to teach people on how to safely administer the drug and allows them to get the drug with a prescription.

Critics counter that making Naloxone more available ignores getting heroin users the help they need with their additions.

At least six Delawareans have recently died from a heroin overdose.

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9:12 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Helping Heroin Addicts Who Overdose in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation to help drug addicts survive heroin overdoses.

State officials last year adopted a pilot basic life support protocol that allows emergency responders to treat suspected narcotic overdoses with naloxone, a heroin overdose antidote known by the brand name Narcan.

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11:26 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Fentanyl Laced Heroin Claims Six Lives in Delaware

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say there have been a total of six overdose deaths related to fentanyl-laced heroin this year.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced Friday that toxicology reports confirm the fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths of four men and two women ranging in age from 28 to 58. The deaths occurred over a period of about two weeks in March and April in New Castle and Sussex counties. 

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9:05 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Heroin Use: On The Rise in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police say Delaware is facing an epidemic of heroin use because it's cheap, easy to find and pure enough to snort, while the cost of prescription drugs has tripled due to close monitoring.

The News Journal reports heroin seizures by New Castle County police spiked 860 percent compared with this time last year.

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