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Maryland Department of Health releases 2017 first quarter fatal overdose data

Fentanyl-related deaths shows largest increase Baltimore, MD (August 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health today released data for fatal overdoses in the first quarter of 2017. During this period, which encompasses January to March of 2017, there were 550 overdose-related deaths in the state, including 372 fentanyl-related deaths. The report is posted on the […]

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A Message from Acting Health Officer, Dr. Russell Moy

“Having worked the past six years with my colleagues and friends as Harford County’s Deputy Health Officer, it is an honor and privilege to now serve as Acting Health Officer in the coming months ahead.  These are tough times in public health, exemplified by the deadly epidemic of the current drug abuse crisis and access […]

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DHMH Attains Accreditation!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Health & Mental Hygiene attains national public health accreditation PHAB-certified departments demonstrate capacity to serve communities well Baltimore, MD (June 14, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works […]

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News: Anyone Can Get Naloxone Without Prescription

STATE OF MARYLAND DHMH Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Behavioral Health Administration – Spring Grove Hospital Center – Dix Building 55 Wade Avenue – Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Larry Hogan, Governor – Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor – Dennis R. Schrader, Secretary Barbara J. Bazron, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary / Executive Director Naloxone and the […]

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Maryland’s Health Department Releases 2016 Fatal Overdose Data

Maryland’s health department releases 2016 fatal overdose data Report details more than 2,000 deaths from overdoses last year Baltimore, MD (June 8, 2017) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today released the 2016 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report. The report found that 2,089 people died from overdoses last year, a […]

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