Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.
If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.
Members of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.
A drug used to treat cancer may someday offer hope for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea will join other judges and Gov. Mark Dayton at a rally to promote the state’s drug court system.
A Twin Cities family just got the approval to try a new drug that could save their little boy’s life. The new Pfizer drug could stabilize, even shrink a tumor in 6–year-old Gavin Pierson’s brain. Left untreated he could die.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is joining other health care facilities in putting out guidelines to stop the spread of the flu.
After a 12-year-old boy showed his school principal evidence that his mother was using narcotics, 32-year-old Sabina Marie Coolen, of Chatham Township in Wright County, has now been charged with storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child.
The Minnesota departments of Health, Education, Corrections and Public Safety are now working together to fight drug abuse.
A new treatment is showing promise in stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Minnesota woman who once was OJ Simpson’s girlfriend is facing drug charges in Moorhead, Minn.
Fourteen people were charged Monday in connection with an alleged cocaine and crack ring in Minneapolis.
Federal law enforcement agencies will help tribal officers obtain equipment and training on Indian lands near the U.S.-Canadian border as part of the White House’s newly released strategy for reducing the flow of illegal drugs and drug proceeds between the two countries.
A large drug company is voluntarily recalling four different drug products in the United States after consumers complained of chipped and broken pills in their bottles.
In Health Watch, doctors are excited about a new cholesterol drug. They say it could eventually help millions of Americans control their cholesterol levels.