Lawmakers Work To Stop Carfentanil From Entering CountryNew figures show a dramatic jump in opioid deaths in the Twin Cities. At the same time, federal lawmakers are pushing for new measures to keep an especially lethal form of opioid from coming into the country.
Naloxone Training Lauded As Key To Preventing Heroin DeathsFor many people dealing with loved ones and their heroin addiction, the news of nine heroin overdoses over the weekend is mind-blowing.
String Of Heroin Overdoses Prompts Nonprofit's Emergency Training SessionsFive people in Hennepin County overdosed on heroin Thursday, according to a group battling overdoses and addictions. That prompted the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation to host emergency training Saturday.
Dayton To Sign Bill Aimed At Heroin Overdoses The Minnesota on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to try to slow down a surge in state heroin deaths on Wednesday. The bill, called "Steve's Law," makes it easier to call 911 without penalty if there's a heroin overdose. And it distributes a heroin antidote for overdose emergencies.
‘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.