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Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

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Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

New Ballot Measure Will Require Doctors To Undergo Drug Testing

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The measure is sponsored by Bob Pack, a California man whose children died in a car crash caused by an addict. MORE  

Kelly Osbourne Talks About Drug Addiction Woes

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Having kicked her drug habit six years ago, Osbourne has made great strides in remaking her trust fund brat image. MORE  

Knights Templar Cartel Members Forced To Eat Hearts of Children

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The vile and heartbreaking initiation practice was ordered by former Knights Templar leader, Nazario Moreno, who was shot dead by police earlier this month. MORE  

Snail Venom Has Potential to Create Powerful New Painkillers

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Though still in the research phase, the venom-filled treatment could produce a new class of drugs one hundred times more powerful than morphine. MORE  

German Officials Seize Cocaine-Filled Condoms Headed For Vatican

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The drugs were shipped from South America and addressed only to the Vatican post office, leaving the ultimate recipient a mystery. MORE  

Michigan Senate Approves Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

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Despite the stigmatization of welfare recipients and the failure of testing programs in other states, Michigan went ahead and passed the bill anyway. MORE  

'Love Hormone' Linked To Alcohol And Drug Addiction

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An understanding of why some have poor oxytocin development in the early stages of life could help unravel the reasons for addictive behaviors. MORE  

The 12 Craziest NFL Drug & Alcohol Arrests in the Last Year

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Since March 2013, NFL players have been arrested a staggering 48 times. Over 27 of these arrests have been related to drugs and alcohol. (There's a handy database to keep track.) From bar fights to team smoking sessions, check out the 12 biggest drug fumbles among NFL players in the last 12 months.  MORE  

Maryland Considering Unlimited Free Needles For Heroin Users

By McCarton Ackerman

The bill would spend $250,000 in tax payer dollars to provide clean needles to intravenous drug users, which predictably has aroused conservative ire. MORE  

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