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January 10, 2018
Drop-off sites cutting into opioid drug problem
The main driver of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. is opioids, both prescription and illicit. In fact, according to the U.S. Center for Disease...
January 10, 2018 - 12:17pm
January 5, 2018
Dentists, doctors see opioid crisis
Alexandria doctors and dentists have seen how opioids can lead to trouble. Alexandria dentist Dr. Tyler Geyen believes there is an opioid epidemic....
January 5, 2018 - 5:28pm
January 4, 2018
Opioids become major Minnesota killer
Opioid overdoses kill more Minnesotans than traffic accidents, and opioids are the leading drug killers.
January 4, 2018 - 2:09pm
January 3, 2018
Understanding opioid-related terms
Terms related to opioids can be confusing, so the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled this list:
January 3, 2018 - 2:36pm
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
January 3, 2018 - 1:36pm
November 21, 2017
County to sue drug companies
Douglas County will be following suit with more than 60 other state, county and city governments around the country and suing opioid drug manufacturers...
November 21, 2017 - 4:34pm
October 27, 2017
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
ST. PAUL — More than 400 Minnesotans died due to opioids last year, up from 344 a year earlier. The epidemic, a word often used to describe...
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
April 21, 2017
An OD antidote: Narcan reverses the effects of heroin, opioids
Jason Rosha's job is to crack down on drug crime, but he also is equipped to save a drug user's life. Rosha, like other members of the West...
April 21, 2017 - 11:02am
April 19, 2017
Rep. Peterson to host opioid crisis forum
SPICER, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will host a bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22,...
April 19, 2017 - 5:02pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am
September 20, 2016
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
ST. PAUL—Minnesota is about to increase its campaign warning about the dangers of painkillers known as opioids. State officials also plan to work with medical and pharmaceutical professionals about the risks of overprescribing the drugs. The state announced Monday it is receiving...
September 20, 2016 - 7:28am
August 31, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
It comes as no surprise that opioid use is on the rise and the phrase epidemic oftentimes accompanies it. Very few people knowingly decide to get addicted to opioids but no matter the cause of the addiction, the outcomes can be devastating. While prescription opioids can be a safe...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am