Fatal drug overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants as much as a quarter-billion dollars a year to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates. The plan that Clark Kelso released to The Associated Press on Thursday calls for the state to eventually provide … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

WASHINGTON | Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

WASHINGTON  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage