Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

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MAR 14 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Too Many Bodies in Ohio Morgue, so Coroner Gets Death Trailer


Rick Walters, investigator with the Stark County coroner's office, shows the temporary morgue trailer on loan by the Ohio Department of Health to assist the filled-to-capacity coroner's morgue.Lori Monsewicz / The Canton Repository

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Doctors, dentists and other prescribers will be able to quickly access a patient's prescription history before recommending scheduled substances under a new computer system rolled out this month. For the full story at MLive, click here.

Elephant tranquilizer is the latest lethal addition to the heroin epidemic

A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is hitting the Washington suburbs, adding the region to a growing list of communities nationwide reporting fatal overdoses linked to the exotic and toxic sedative. Read the full story here

Stepping Stones Engagement Center is a program of Livingston County Community Mental Health and funded by a grant through the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan.