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.
Insys Executives Convicted Of Bribing Doctors To Boost Sales Of Opioid
I-Team Reveals Disturbing Drug Needle Pollution Along Merrimack RiverThe opioid epidemic that has long been considered a health crisis is now a major environmental threat.
First-Time Opioid Prescriptions Down By 50 PercentSome good news in the fight against the opioid epidemic. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the number of first-time opioid prescriptions has fallen by half in recent years.
'We Have To Think Outside The Box': Lawmakers Consider Safe Injection SitesA legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Decline Slightly For 2nd Straight YearGov. Baker called the reduction in deaths encouraging.
Lynn Program Helps New Mothers Struggling With Opioid AddictionRecent research shows the opioid epidemic can be especially deadly for new mothers. A unique program in Lynn is giving moms the kind of help they need.
Baker Tax Plan Would Hit Firms That Make Opioid DrugsGov. Charlie Baker's call to tax manufacturers of opioid medications represents the latest high-profile attempt by state leaders to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.
Lawsuit Alleges Purdue Pharma 'Caused Much Of The Opioid Epidemic'A judge in Boston heard the first of what will be many arguments in a huge lawsuit against a giant drug maker.
Mass. AG: Family Behind OxyContin Maker Engineered Opioid CrisisMaura Healey blames the founding family of a pharmaceutical company for helping create the opioid crisis.
Odds Of Dying From Accidental Opioid Overdose In US Surpass Those Of Dying In Car AccidentThe grim finding comes from the National Safety Council.
Doctor Pleads Not Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Woman's Opioid DeathA doctor charged in the death of a woman who overdosed on opioids he prescribed has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.