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Heroin-Related Deaths In Metro On The Rise, Users Getting Younger

It’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that’s up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.

01/17/2014

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CDC: Women Overdosing On Painkillers On The Rise

The CDC has issued a warning to doctors about prescribing painkillers to women. Overdoses among women rose 400-percent between 1999 and 2010.

07/02/2013

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MDH: Nursing Home Staffer Stole Patient’s Oxycodone

A nursing home staffer has been fired from a Forest Lake, Minn. facility for stealing nearly two months’ worth of oxycodone from a resident.

01/02/2013

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Use Of Prescription Opiates On Rise In Minnesota

Prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone are being prescribed in Minnesota in greater numbers than ever before, with legal distribution of all opioids increasing by 72 percent statewide from 2005 to 2011, according to a joint investigation by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Duluth News Tribune.

12/16/2012

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Hospital Refutes Link Between Death, IV Bag

A St. Cloud hospital is refuting a state Department of Health report that links the death of a patient to contaminated IV bags.

10/03/2012

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Minn. Nurse Sentenced For Stealing Painkiller

A St. Paul nurse has been sentenced to four years probation for stealing a painkiller from patients at an assisted living facility where he once worked.

04/25/2012

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Painkiller Sales Soar Around U.S., Fuel Addiction

Sales of the nation’s two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients’ suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

04/05/2012

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Good Question: How Do Pills Know Where To Target?

Americans spend more than $250 billion a year on over-the-counter and prescription medications. When we have an ache or pain, we often take an aspirin or ibuprofen pill. But how do medications know where to target?

11/03/2011

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Wis. Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing Painkiller

A registered nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers meant for patients at a Twin Cities hospital.

03/09/2011

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Nurse In Meds Theft Case Is No-Show Because Of Treatment

The former Minnesota nurse accused of stealing painkillers from a patient before surgery is receiving drug addiction treatment.

02/15/2011

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Nurse Charged With Taking Painkiller From Patient

Prosecutors say a Minnesota nurse who was supposed to sedate a patient before surgery instead withheld most of the painkillers, giving the patient such a small dose he was writhing in pain.

02/09/2011

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