Study: Doctors, Dentists Continue To Prescribe Opioids To Young People At High RatesTeens and young adults are at particular high risk for opioid misuse.
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.
Elizabeth Warren Targets Opioid Crisis In Latest Policy RolloutHer plan would provide $100 billion in treatment, provider support and research funds over 10 years.
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.
Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Decline Slightly For 2nd Straight YearGov. Baker called the reduction in deaths encouraging.
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 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.
Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New OpioidCritics say Dsuvia will worsen the opioid epidemic.
Study: 1 In 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Caused By OpioidsA staggering number of millennials are dying from opioids.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths in 2016, while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Mussels Off West Coast Test Positive For OpioidsOxycodone is now present enough in the marine environment off the coast of Seattle for shellfish to test positive.
Doctors Warned About Prescribing Sedatives And OpioidsOpioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous.
Study: Doctors Who Prescribe More Opioids Make More MoneyCNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money.
Walmart Offers Way To Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless GelWalmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.
Massachusetts Had 65,000 Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses Over 15 Years, Report FindsNon-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015.