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.
First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal DrugNext month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.
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.
Minn. Senate Passes Heroin Antidote BillThe state Senate passed a bill Tuesday allowing first responders to administer a heroin antidote, called Narcan, in the case of an overdose, and immunity for people who call 911.
‘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.