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.
'Sort Of A Surprise': Doctor Reacts To Manslaughter Charges After Patient's Overdose DeathFrom his home in Dracut, Doctor Richard Miron refused to answer questions about the charges brought by the state.
Doctor Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Opioid DeathA Massachusetts doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed on opioids he prescribed.
Lowell Fire Department Warns Of 'Lethal, Very Strong Batch Of Opiates'There has been a surge in opioid-related overdoses in the Greater Lowell area over the past week.
UMass Medical School Honors Man Who Died Of Opioid OverdoseUMass Medical School is opening its own food pantry and honoring the memory of a young man who died of an opioid overdose.
Diverse Efforts To Fight Opioid Crisis In MassachusettsThe efforts to confront the opioid crisis in Massachusetts are just as diverse as the people it’s impacted.
Gov. Baker On Progress Made Fighting Opioid Epidemic, New ChallengesGovernor Charlie Baker says fentanyl is increasingly becoming the biggest overdose threat in the state.