Opioid-Related Deaths On The Decline In MassachusettsDepartment of Public Health officials say deaths related to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts are on the decline.
Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.
Gov. Baker Says US Attorney Should Focus On Opioids, Not PotGov. Charlie Baker says he's hoping to talk with the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts about efforts to create a regulated marijuana market in the state.
Centro: MDPH’s 'Stop Addiction Before It Starts' CampaignThe campaign encourages parents to "talk early and often" with their children about the dangers of misusing prescription pain medications.
Opioid-Related Deaths In Massachusetts Appear To Be DroppingPublic health officials said Tuesday that the number of opioid-related deaths fell about 5 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
State Police To Carry Injectable Narcan For K-9sThe State Police are the first department in Massachusetts to require K-9 officers to carry the injectable version of the drug.
NH Governor Says New Opioid Intensifies The Drug CrisisNew Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu says the arrival of a new opioid only worsens his state's drug problem.
Men Arrested For Using Shriver Family's Hyannisport Home For Drug OperationThree people were arrested in a drug bust at a multi-million dollar Cape Cod home owned by the Shriver family.
Maine Police Warning Of Highly Potent OpioidSanford police are warning of a new synthetic opioid that's far more powerful than drugs that are currently being used by addicts.
White House To Honor Gloucester Chief For Addict ProgramThe Gloucester police chief who developed a program that helps opioid addicts get help is earning praise from the Obama administration.
Mass. Lawmakers Approve Bill Targeting Opioid AbuseThe Massachusetts House and Senate have given final approval to a wide-ranging effort to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
House Speaker DeLeo To Discuss Bill Aimed At Opioid AbuseHouse Speaker Robert DeLeo is planning to hold a press conference on a bill aimed at addressing the state's ongoing opioid abuse troubles.
Norfolk DA Holds Narcan Training Session For School NursesAs the opiate epidemic in the state has exploded, state officials are looking at new ways to fight it.
Baker To Release Details, Recommendations From Opioid PanelA surge in overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.
Gloucester's Unique Approach To Deal With Addiction Gathering SteamAs of Sunday, 17 people who have come in to the Gloucester Police department asking for help for their opioid addiction have been admitted to the the department's ANGEL program.