The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
Heroin deaths in Hennepin County declined slightly in 2014, but the drug is getting cheaper in the Twin Cities — and has one of the highest purity levels in the country. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says there were 50 heroin deaths last year, compared to 56 in 2013 – the deadliest year for the drug on record. There were eight total in 2010.
You’re not supposed to flush leftover prescription down the toilet because they end up in our lakes and rivers. We don’t want them in landfills because they’ll dissolve into the soil.
A 54-year-old woman who previously worked at an assisted living facility in Burnsville pleaded guilty to taking narcotics from patients on Tuesday in St. Paul Federal Court.
A 48-year-old Fridley man was sentenced to prison in federal court for conspiring to distribute heroin and oxycodone, which is the narcotic found in the prescription drug oxycontin, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.