Harford County Celebrates Recovery Month With Inspiring Video

The music video – a rendition of Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up on Me” sung by Natasha Jackson –  features appearances from former Baltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr., former Baltimore Ravens receiver Qadry Ismail, comedian Dion Flynn, and people in the local community who are in recovery. Read more.

Watch: Local DEA Official Sits Down With 'Straight Talk'

Local DEA official Todd Edwards recently appeared on the weekly talk show “Straight Talk” with host Mike Gimbel. Watch.

DEA Releases Strategy To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Baltimore

(WBAL, September 26) The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced the launch of its 360 Strategy in Baltimore. The initiative aims to fight the opioid epidemic in the city. Read more.

Study links rising heroin deaths to 2010 OxyContin reformulation

(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids

(CNBC, January 4) Could non-addictive pain medication be around the corner? Read more.