D.C.’s Good Samaritan Law takes effect today

Today, a law will come into place that D.C. Council members hope will lower the number of drug overdose-related deaths in the District. The “Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Amendment Act of 2012” works by allowing more leniency for… Read More

D.C. Health Department asks GERMS to report Four Loko cases

Growing opposition from medical and academic communities may threaten the continued production of Four Loko, a hyper-caffeinated malt liquor dubbed “blackout in a can.” The main concern? The mix of caffeine and alcohol causes heavier, longer periods of… Read More