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Drug Overdose

Overuse of common medicine often contributes to drug poisonings

Drug poisoning now exceeds car accidents as the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in Arizona.

March 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Drug overdose cause of Redington Pass death, autopsy says

A woman whose body was found in Redington Pass in August died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy report released late Tuesday reveals.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am

Defense attorneys seek trial delay to hire unique expert

Donna Rose Smith is scheduled to go to trial March 5 on charges alleging she caused her 18-month-old son's fatal drug overdose. Her attorneys will be in court tomorrow asking for a delay.

February 18, 2013 2:38 pm

State CPS had prior contact with tot who died of overdose

State Child Protective Services had a previous report of neglect involving the  18-month-old who died in February after being given a fatal dose of methadone by his mother Donna Smith.

March 15, 2012 4:08 pm

Calif. doctor faces murder counts in drug overdoses of patients

A University of Arizona student is among three patients who overdosed on drugs prescribed by a California doctor who has has been charged with murder in their deaths.

March 01, 2012 3:00 pm

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