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Drug Overdose

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Drug Overdose Deaths Spike Among Middle-Aged Women

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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Budget Cuts May Close Two Texas Poison Control Centers

The poison center in Dallas is one of six across Texas, supported entirely by state and federal funds. Texas lawmakers are considering whether to shut down two of the centers.

CBS 11–03/15/2013

Southlake Carroll High School students Chase Nunez (L) and Kyle McNutt (R). (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

ME: Southlake H.S. Teens Died Of “Mixed Drug Toxicity”

It was earlier this month that two North Texas high school students died after a night of drugs and alcohol in Grapevine. Monday the Medical Examiner listed both their cause of death as Mixed Drug Toxicity.

CBSDFW.COM–01/21/2013

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Carroll High Students Mourn The Death Of Two Classmates

As they returned to class at Southlake Carroll High School from winter break, several students wore purple to remember two classmates who died from a drug overdose.

01/08/2013

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List Of Drugs & Equipment At House Where Teens Suspected Of Overdosing

Grapevine police released more information about the house where two teenagers were found dead, of apparent drug overdoses. Officers found the bodies of Southlake Carroll High students Kyle McNutt and Chase Nunez on Saturday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2013

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State Closes Deadly Drug Shipment Misbranding Case

The Texas attorney general’s office has resolved its case against a Dallas-based mail-order compounding pharmacy over a shipment of a misbranded drug ingredient blamed for three Pacific Northwest deaths.

11/28/2012

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North Texas Man Gets 75 Years For Arson, Manslaughter

Christopher Graham has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for assisting in another man’s death from a drug overdose and trying to conceal the crime by setting fire to a home.

10/18/2012

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Fair Park Concert Safety Called Into Question

A North Texas teenager died last weekend while attending a concert at Fair Park in Dallas. Now, another big concert is coming to the venue.

06/24/2011

A woman injects herself with heroin. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Flower Mound Heroin Investigation Leads To 17 Arrests

More than a dozen teens and young adults in the Flower Mound area are in custody after being indicted on either drug related or gun violations. Most are accused of conspiring to sell heroin.

05/17/2011