Hennepin County Offers Safe Prescription Drug DisposalSaturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Locations across the Twin Cities are accepting medicines for safe disposal.
Klobuchar-Sponsored Bill Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Moves ForwardThe Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act includes provisions to expand prevention and educational efforts , as well as strengthen the programs that track prescription drugs.
Deputy Accused Of Stealing Drugs & Toys Charged, ReleasedA Meeker County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs and toys from children faces nine criminal counts ranging from felonies to petty misdemeanors. Travis Sebring, 33, was arrested at his department headquarters in Meeker County Tuesday.
Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into AddictionMore than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.
Suspended MN Doctor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Prescription DrugsA 43-year-old suspended Pelican Rapids doctor has pleaded guilty to obtaining Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs by writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Nurse Accused Of Illegally Accessing Patient RecordsA nurse with a history of narcotics theft illegally accessed a state database that contains prescription drug records for 1 million Minnesotans, all under the supervision of government entities that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Henn. Co. Sheriff: Heroin Deaths Decrease, But Potency Is HighHeroin 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.
Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin EpidemicA woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.
Police: Tip From Ex-Wife Led To Robbery SuspectAuthorities say a tip from an ex-wife pointed them to a Sartell man suspected in a string of armed robberies along Interstate 94 from the St. Cloud area to the Minneapolis suburbs. Police released a security video after a masked man robbed a Burger King in Maple Grove Wednesday. The ex-wife of 34-year-old Douglas Wayne Gravelle saw the video on the news and told police he wore the same clothes at a child support hearing. She said he's addicted to prescription drugs and unemployed.
Mayo: 7 Of 10 Americans On At Least One PrescriptionA Mayo Clinic study suggests that more Americans are currently taking prescription drugs than not. The results say that about 7 of 10 Americans are currently taking at least one prescription medication, and over 50 percent are on two different prescriptions.
Mpls. Police Seek Information In Armed Pharmacy RobberyAuthorities are now offering a $1,000 reward for vital information in an armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Minneapolis.