Opioid Overdose Deaths In Massachusetts Down 5% From 2016 PeakMassachusetts health officials said Wednesday the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state fell an estimated 5% from its 2016 peak.
Ex-Pharmaceutical Exec Gets 5 1/2 Years For Pushing OpioidsThe founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company was ordered to spend 5 1/2 years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis.
Local Family Celebrates Sobriety And Togetherness At ChristmasA Massachusetts mom and daughter who have been to hell and back are getting the most priceless gift of all-- a Christmas together. “Four or five I wasn’t here because I was either using or in treatment. I couldn’t stop using drugs,” said her daughter, Kaitlin Harvey.
Tufts University Cuts Ties With Sackler Family, Owners Of Oxycontin Maker Purdue PharmaTufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
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.