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overdose

Teens account for 1 in 4 opioid ODs

As illegal drugs become more potent, it increases the odds that just a small amount could lead to overdose.

Child drug poisoning—an adult problem

Thousands of kids are sent to emergency room each year because parents or grandparents failed to properly secure medications.

Drug overdoses plague Northeast

Public health campaigns should account for regional differences in drug activity and overdoses, researchers say.

The shadowy side of sunshine

Excessive doses of vitamin D can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood, which can trigger kidney damage.

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Fighting a cold or flu? Beware of overdosing

The risk is great as people take over-the-counter medications designed to treat multiple symptoms.

Trump says opioid crisis is a national emergency

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

Prince’s painkiller spotlights danger of synthetic drugs

Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addictive.

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