I-Team: Men With Substance Use Disorders Sent To Prison For TreatmentMassachusetts is the only state that sends men suffering with substance use disorder to prison without having been charged with a crime.
Opioid Overdoses Are Leading Cause Of Workplace Deaths In Mass., Department Of Health SaysThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Friday that accidental opioid overdoses were the leading cause of workplace deaths in the state from 2016 to 2017.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire Not Part Of Purdue Pharma SettlementMassachusetts and New Hampshire are not signing onto a tentative opioid-crisis settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
Massachusetts Jails Expand Use Of Opioid Addiction MedsMassachusetts sheriffs are expanding use of opioid addiction medications in county jails.
Researchers Link Painkillers After Wisdom Teeth Removal To Opioid CrisisResearchers say thousands of kids a year could become chronic opioid users after something as simple as having their wisdom teeth removed.
Somerville Mayor Proposes First Safe Drug Consumption Site In USSomerville Mayor Joe Curtatone is proposing what could be the first safe consumption site in the United States.
Where They Stand: 2020 Presidential Candidate Views On Prescription Drug CostsEvery day, tens of millions of Americans take prescription medications to treat physical and mental issues. Too often, the price of those drugs is beyond what a patient can afford.
Boston To Install Opioid Antidote At All City BuildingsBoston Mayor Marty Walsh says a drug used to treat opioid overdoses will be made available in all city buildings.
Opioid-Related ER Visits Decline In MassachusettsA state panel says the number of emergency department visits by people with opioid-related issues dropped by nearly 6% in Massachusetts.
24 Kilos Of Drugs Seized, 14 Arrested In Major Drug Ring TakedownAuthorities in Massachusetts have arrested 14 people and seized more than 24 kilograms (53 pounds) of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in the bust of a major drug trafficking ring.
Runners Confront Opioid Crisis With Run For Recovery 5KHundreds in Boston confronted the addiction crisis Sunday by lacing up their running shoes.
Opioid Overdoses Killed 497 People In Mass. During First QuarterFentanyl was present in 89 percent of the 2018 deaths where a toxicology screen occurred, the department said.
Giant Spoon To Raise Awareness Of Opioid Crisis Begins Tour In Mass.An 800-pound spoon will be on display in Mass. to raise awareness for the opioid crisis Saturday.
The Debate Over Kratom, An Opioid-Like Plant Legal In MassachusettsThe FDA warns against its use, but a local man believes keeping kratom safe and available will help break the cycle of addiction.
Roxbury Parents Say Needle Dropbox In Front Of School Is Not The Answer To Needles Littering NeighborhoodA needle disposal box popped up right in front of Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens K-8 school this week, installed by the Boston Department of Public Health.