| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
This letter is in reply to Dan Rodricks' column in The Sun, "A long line of heroin deaths, Baltimore to New York" (Feb. 4). In his moving column, Mr. Rodricks bemoans the loss of so many lives, including that of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, to the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:53 PM
NEW YORK — The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscores a surge in heroin use reminiscent of the 1970s and early '80s.
More than 660,000 Americans used heroin in 2012, health officials say — nearly double the number...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A father and son who were part of a criminal enterprise that sold narcotics out of a Southwest Baltimore auto body shop pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and burglary charges.
Chad Paschall, 28, of Baltimore pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Law enforcement agencies across Maryland have launched a joint investigation to find the source of a deadly variant of heroin that has claimed dozens of lives in recent months and sent outreach workers scrambling to warn addicts.
Authorities say the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:17 AM
My revised list of people who have to die: Quinn, Fitz — and though it hurts my heart to say this — James. There is a whole lot of whininess and poor decision-making happening in “Scandal’s” Washington, D.C. and the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study.
The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday.
The finding challenges the conventional wisdom...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana will appear along with the governor's race on the November ballot in the state of Florida. Regardless of their candidate preferences, Florida voters will be able to decide whether medical...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The rapid rise in heroin deaths around the nation is frightening. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman may be just one of thousands of victims of this awful epidemic. The nation and Connecticut can do more to stop these deaths.
Many are linked to a dangerous...