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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law April 28 a bill co-authored by state Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) broadening mental health and addiction treatment options in Indiana.
Key figures in the battle against the opioid epidemic gathered at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit to discuss how to overcome it.
When you open up the newspaper, it's hard to miss all the heartbreaking stories about heroin and prescription drug abuse: Overdoses, families torn apart, and ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price recently announced that the agency will provide $485 million in federal grants to states to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Colorado will receive a grant totaling $7,869,651. The grant is the result of ...
The Massachusetts Medical Society, representing 25,000 physicians and medical students, says it's time to try a new tool to stop overdose deaths: rooms where drug users would inject heroin or other drugs under medical supervision.
"Task forces are temporary," said an official on the supposed ephemeral role of the Franklin County Opiate Crisis Task Force that I chair.
A special opioid committee made up of state representatives is now tasked to help curb the death count from drug overdoses, after several bills to crackdown on use still haven't become law.
In 2015, the city of Ocala reported 29 deaths due to opioid overdoses. A year later the number grew to 70. Still, that was fewer opioid-related deaths than was reported by Marion County in 2015, when 80 deaths due to heroin or prescription opioid ...
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is hitting the Washington, D.C.
Saturday is the Drug Enforcement Agency's national Drug Take-Back Day. It's just one effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Collection locations will be set up across Philadelphia to get dangerous leftover prescriptions out of homes and disposed of ...
On an average day, 78 people in the U.S. die from an opioid-related overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Editor's note: Part 4 of a series on the ramifications of Louisville's growing heroin epidemic looks at the crisis from a medical perspective and offers possible solutions.
Addicts and other victims of the opioid epidemic in St. Clair County are in the prayers of local churches. Those churches also are reaching out to help.
Christie Compares Opioid Drug Crisis to AIDS epidemic. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie compared the state's opioid addiction crisis to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s during an event in Atlantic City. | April 28, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.. MORE.
North Carolina is at the center of the Opana abuse epidemic. Prescription drug overdoses cause more deaths in North Carolina than heroin and cocaine combined.
It's not an opiate epidemic. It's an epidemic of despair, with a loose cannon firing infections in all directions at its center.
Two deadly drugs behind an epidemic of fatalities in the US are now spreading onto British streets, the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.
"They have to want to do it and really understand that they do have a role, a very important role in helping to address the epidemic," Olsen said. More medical schools, like Johns Hopkins, are requiring pain management and substance abuse courses.
Governor Baker said the state needs to be "more aggressive" about this issue. 22News found out what the state is doing to save lives.
President Donald Trump, motivated by a congenital inability to admit defeat, is trying to revive Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
MONROE TWP. -- Amanda Potopchuk's face may look familiar. She's someone's daughter. Someone's aunt. Someone's girlfriend.
It is both heartening and heartbreaking that one of our top priorities is fighting a disease that is largely of our own making: opioid addiction.
An innovative analysis combining geographic information systems (GIS), spatial epidemiology, and statistical modeling identified three hotspot clusters of hepatitis C infection rates in Massachusetts.
As complex and challenging as this epidemic is, most experts agree that prevention plays an important role in combating opioid addiction.
Western New York will receive $16 million in state funding to fight the opioid epidemic, which is believed to have claimed more than 100 lives already in Erie ...
law enforcement agencies across the country are raising alarms about the increasing trend of finding heroin laced with an extremely lethal elephant tranquilizer called carfentanil, The Washington Post reports.
TOWN OF CRAWFORD - "Ryan didn't come up to me one day and say, 'Daddy, I want to be a drug addict when I grow up," Pete Lazier said Thursday evening, a photo of his son displayed next to him.
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The brisk, open gas trade is one of the more obvious manifestations of Mexico's national fuel-theft epidemic. Thieves are now siphoning gasoline and diesel fuel at record-high rates from the system - often by drilling taps into pipelines under cover ...
More young people are overdosing on heroin while older people continue to overdose on prescription painkillers.
Multiple media outlets, including Vox, have reported the terrifying statistics: The opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug crisis in US history - deadlier than the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than ...
The Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against pharmacies and drug distributors on Thursday, alleging that the companies have not done their part to curb the ...
"No one is immune to this epidemic. We now have the ammunition to fight for our children and our families. This increase in funding gives us the financial clout to empower our communities through enhanced prevention, treatment and recovery options.
Canada's opioid use is so pervasive that it has become part of the Canadian consciousness - but a solution has remained elusive.
Researchers are taking a similar approach with anti-vaccine groups so they can prevent potential epidemics and protect society as a whole by monitoring them for disease outbreaks.
Sarasota, Fla. (WWSB)--Since January there have been more than 71 overdoses in Sarasota County, 14 were fatal. In fact, overdoses are the cause of death for 32% of people between the age of 15 and 44 in Sarasota.
The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts has received a federal grant totaling nearly $12 million to bolster its public health response to the opioid epidemic, particularly for outpatient opioid treatment, recovery services ...
Does cannabis really have medicinal properties? As the trend to legalise medical marijuana continues, there is growing evidence that it does help relieve some conditions, leading to hopes that it may help curb the US opioid addiction epidemic. In the ...
A plan unveiled Tuesday by majority House Republicans includes funding for a smartphone app, a 24-hour hotline and other inventive ways to tackle Ohio's opioid crisis.
The Soccis are members of the local Heroin epidemic Action League, which seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of the drug.
Minneapolis - The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says the current measles epidemic has climbed to 21 cases. According to the MDH, all of the cases are in Hennepin County.
NEW Philadelphia The superintendent of the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System is warning that Tuscarawas County has yet to see the full impact of the state's heroin epidemic. "From what we're seeing, Tuscarawas County hasn't seen the wave of the ...
At an Axios and HBO Documentary films presentation of the documentary, Warning: This Drug May Kill You, Dr. Andrew Kolodny of Brandeis University put the urgency of the opioid crisis in context: "It truly is the worst epidemic in United States history.".
New federal data show how the overdose death rate has soared in recent years - and how the epidemic has shifted from the West Coast to the Rust Belt.
Residents at the NAACP Drug Dealing in Open-Air-markets town hall forum said they are tired of seeing their neighborhoods overrun with drug dealers.
One of the touted benefits of Obamacare, particularly in the midst of the opioid epidemic, is it can link drug users to insurance needed to pay for potentially life-saving addiction treatment.
Cleveland, Ohio -- The opioid epidemic that claimed 33,000 lives nationwide in 2015 may actually be worse than thought, says a report by CNN.
I am writing to discuss Ohio's opiate epidemic. Each week, we continue to see rashes of overdose deaths in communities throughout Ohio.
Chief Langloss was part of a team that headed to Washington D.C. in 2016 to advocate for more federal dollars to help the opioid epidemic. As a result of this and other efforts President Obama signed the comprehensive addiction recovery act this past July.
President Trump's confounding approach to Drug Policy.