Police Taking New Precautions On Opioid CallsIt used to be that when police officers responded to an opioid overdose, they worried about saving just the victim's live. Now they also have to protect their own.
Veterinarians Asked To Be On Lookout For Opioid Addicts Stealing From PetsInvestigators fighting the opioid crisis are looking from help from veterinarians.
Baker Calls For Limits On Prescription Painkillers Amid Opioid CrisisBaker has been particularly critical of what he calls the overprescribing of powerful painkillers that he said can lead to addiction to opioids, including heroin.
Senate Bill Seeks To Screen Teens For Drug AbuseMandatory screening of students for potentially risky drug behavior is among key provisions of a bill now being finalized by Mass. Senate leaders.
Senate Bill Seeks To Stem Tide Of Deadly Drug AbuseMassachusetts Senate leaders are putting the finishing touches on a wide-ranging bill aimed at reversing a troubling increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
NH Doctors, Nurses To Be Trained In Stopping OverprescribingGov. Maggie Hassan has announced a series of regional education conferences to train doctors, nurses and pharmacists in stopping drug addiction and abuse, including best practices for preventing overprescribing opioids.
Baker, Walsh Discuss State Of The City And Commonwealth At WBZ Business BreakfastThe WBZ Business Breakfast featured both Governor Charlie Baker and Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh.
Hyannis Doctor Indicted For Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone, Defrauding MassHealthA doctor on the Cape has been indicted for illegally prescribing Oxycodone and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program.
NH Senator Co-Sponsoring Bill To Protect Infants From DrugsRepublican New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is co-sponsoring a bill that would address a growing number of infants being exposed to opioids while in the womb.