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Opioid settlement could bring $485M to Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general says a proposed $26 billion settlement with opioid producers could bring as much as $485 million to Maryland. Attorney General Brian Frosh says the proposal announced Wednesday could help address the opioid epidemic in the state and its local subdivisions. The settlement, which isn't final, also would require reforms of industry practices. The settlement would resolve the claims of participating states and local […]

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Opioid use, fentanyl deaths in Maryland spike amid pandemic

Preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids in Maryland, particularly fentanyl; health officials blame the pandemic. The number of unintentional intoxication overdoses — those involving all drugs and alcohol — rose 18.7% to 2,773 in 2020 from 2,379 in 2019, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health. In more than 90% of cases, opioids were detected in bodies postmortem, the highest […]

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