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The federal government's response is so far from appropriate, so far from adequate and so far from stemming the tide of death that many have lost hope.
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London health officials were concerned about a spike in overdoses.
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The animal was "pretty comatose.''
Thirty-two years clean, Bill Wong still remembers the "unbearable" pain.
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Andrew Frye was found dead at a hotel in suburban Ohio.
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"Thank God he wasn't giving it to another student."
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Rhonda Pasek pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge.
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Supervised heroin therapy is used in several countries, including Switzerland.
Fernando Estrella of the Bronx faces several drug-related charges.
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Over the five years I spent seeking treatment, my family and I encountered a seemingly endless series of obstacles -- from programs that couldn't accommodate me, to waiting lists that lasted much longer than my desire to get clean -- all of which combined to feel like the treatment system was designed for me to fail.
The Coroners Service wants to warn users to be extra cautious.
It would be effective for a small subset of heroin addicts who have tried to quit but cannot succeed using traditional methods, said an expert from UBC.
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