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overdose (someone) (on something)

 and overdose someone with something
to give someone too much of some substance, usually a drug. The police say he overdosed on heroine. Sam overdosed his sister on the cough medicine. She overdosed herself with aspirin.
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In 2013, 16,000 people died from prescription opioid overdoses, four times more than in 1999, with prescription of opioids increasing at the same rate over the same time.
The brief also highlighted Rhode Island's approach to reducing the overdose rate, which includes rapid access to addiction and recovery counseling services, a statewide prescription drug monitoring program and increasing access to naloxone, a drug that can be used to reverse the effects of an overdose.
But arguably the most striking part of the Overdose story was the effect he had on long-suffering sports fans in his own country, who elected him the nation's sports personality of the year in 2008.
Greg Abbott vetoed two bills on Monday, including one aimed at encouraging people to call 911 during drug overdoses, even if they are in possession of illegal substances themselves.
Two changes in the pharmaceutical market in late 2010 dramatically reversed the alarming rise in fatal opioid overdoses that occurred during the preceding decade, according to a report published online April 20 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
WORCESTER -- There was at least one and perhaps two separate drug overdoses Saturday at the main branch of the Worcester Public Library at 3 Salem Square.
Over the next three years, the agency will provide more than $6 million to health departments in these states, all of which have high overdose rates and have plans in place to reduce them.
Her mother had also taken a fatal overdose years before, the hearing was told.
In terms of the areas of the State that are hardest hit, the southern part of the State is most heavily impacted with drug overdose death rates highest in Boone, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties.
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global affair, which happens every year on August 31.
The Vital Signs report also contains a study highlighting the success of Florida in reversing prescription drug overdose trends.
Food and Drug Administration has approved a device that reverses the effects of overdoses from opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers, The Voice of Russia reported.
As one of Ocean County's newest churches, Alive Again is here to serve the county and has adopted the prescription drug and heroine overdose crisis as one of their concerns.
About 30 people died due to drug overdose across the UAE in 2013, a Sharjah Public Prosecution official said.