a new drug used to treat people with high blood pressure
an experimental drug for the treatment of AIDS
Have you ever taken any illegal drugs?
I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs. Verb
He looks like he's been drugged.
Someone could have drugged your drink. See More
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The drug works to reverse overdoses by binding to the body’s opioid receptors and blocking other opioids such as heroin or fentanyl.—Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 Voters' opinions probably are being informed by partisanship, media portrayals -- including an increase in neighborhood websites and email listservs -- and factors such as public homelessness, drug use, shoplifting and other signs of disorder, policy and political experts said.—Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times (tns), Arkansas Online, 9 Sep. 2023 There is, of course, the more wild side to Burning Man that the festival has become well-known for: the parties, drugs, music and oversized art installations.—Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 In one case, the drug may have been on the hands of a parent who prepared the baby’s bottle.—Olga R. Rodriguez, Fortune Well, 8 Sep. 2023 What most Burners know — and what’s probably lost to the outside world amid the hyperbole of drug use and dusty dancing — is that the event is a major test of self-reliance.—Katie Bain, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2023 The Oregon Department of Corrections is unable to say exactly how many prisoners overdose on street drugs each year even as the state confronts soaring drug use behind bars.—oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2023 Masterson’s use of drugs to incapacitate his accusers played a prominent role in the case.—Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 More than 760,000 people have died from a drug overdose since 1999, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.—Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 28 Aug. 2023
The Long Beach Police Department has received an average of 25 reports annually the last three years from people who believe they have been drugged by a spiked drink, the Long Beach Post reported.—Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Many of them were gay men being drugged and robbed, in a series of disturbing incidents that began two years ago.—Steve Osunsami, ABC News, 29 Aug. 2023 They are all named as defendants in the pending lawsuit, which alleges Haskins was drugged and robbed by a man and three women but does not make clear where.—Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2023 He was ultimately tried for raping and drugging nine women, in addition to Lucie, between 1992 and 2000.—Korin Miller, Women's Health, 1 Aug. 2023 Four other women had accused Flores of drugging and raping them in the past.—Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 He was accused of drugging and raping a female acquaintance -- identified as Apartment Victim 1 by prosecutors -- at his home in Queens.—Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 8 Aug. 2023 Officials said that Zuberi may have used several methods to target victims, including drugging drinks and impersonating a police officer.—Ken Dilanian, NBC News, 8 Aug. 2023 After Woodruff was identified as a potential suspect, the carjacking victim, who according to police may have been drugged at the time of the robbery, picked Woodruff from an array of six photos.—Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 See More
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