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#overdose

# overdose - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it

There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane.

# overdose - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# overdose - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

# overdose - Friday 31 August, 2018

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses

“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.

# overdose - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Prince's family to sue doctor over 'failing to treat opioid addiction'

Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl on 15 April 2016.

# overdose - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

# overdose - Monday 6 August, 2018

'I now need time to heal': Demi Lovato speaks out for first time since hospitalisation

“What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time.”

# overdose - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.

# overdose - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Prince toxicology report shows very high level of fentanyl drug, experts say

Price was found unresponsive in a lift in his estate on 21 April 2016.

# overdose - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Singer Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

The 66-year-old passed away on 3 October 2017.

# overdose - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

# overdose - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# overdose - Thursday 1 September, 2016

'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict

Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.

# overdose - Monday 22 August, 2016

Counterfeit pills found at Prince's estate contained drug 50 times more powerful than heroin

Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

# overdose - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# overdose - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

# overdose - Monday 31 August, 2015

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

# overdose - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Watch: Man who took heroin overdose gets aggressive with Cork paramedics

He was not breathing when the paramedics arrived on the scene.

# overdose - Friday 20 February, 2015

# overdose - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Man aged in his 50s dies of suspected drug overdose

The Ana-Liffey Drug Project says it sees a rise in overdoses at this time of the year.

# overdose - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'

Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.

# overdose - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Calls for supervised injecting centres as 'far more people die from overdose than on Irish roads'

“Each death is just as devastating to the children, families and friends of those who die.”

# overdose - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose RIP

Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose

The daughter of Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent last month.

# overdose - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts

For a short period, at least, death from heroin overdose has moved from the category of ‘things that will never happen to me or my friends’ to ‘things that can happen to anyone’, writes Tony Duffin.

# overdose - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Fifty bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment

The results of an autopsy may be known today.

# overdose - Monday 27 January, 2014

How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland

It’s not what you might have expected but the number of methadone users who died doubled in just one year.

# overdose - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland

New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.

# overdose - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Glee actor Cory Monteith died from heroin and alcohol overdose RIP This post contains videos

Glee actor Cory Monteith died from heroin and alcohol overdose

The 31-year-old was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday.

# overdose - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month

An investigation revealed the coroner in the inquest did not have the requisite experience for the role.

# overdose - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Post-mortems due on two dead after suspected 'potent' heroin in Cork

The HSE has warned drug users to be careful after two people died and eight others were hospitalised in the past two days.

# overdose - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Three die from overdoses including one who collapsed at Phoenix Park gig

Gardaí have confirmed the death of one as yet unidentified man who collapsed prior to the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Dublin park. Two other males are believed to have died later in the night.

# overdose - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Conrad Murray sentenced to four years imprisonment over Michael Jackson death

In sentencing Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised Murray for what he called a “horrific violation of trust” while caring for Jackson.

# overdose - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.