St. Paul Police Report Rapid Increase Of Overdoses, Warn Of Synthetic OpioidsThe St. Paul Police Department released a statement Saturday expressing serious concern after a rapid increase of drug overdoses took place.
'It Hijacks Their Brain': Doctors Who Deny Opioids To Patients Face ThreatsA former roommate said suspected Buffalo clinic shooter Gregory Ulrich became upset when a doctor stopped prescribing painkillers, and that Ulrich also used other drugs and had untreated mental health issues.
Opioid Prescriptions Down Significantly In Minnesota Over Last 3 YearsChronic pain advocates believe changes in prescribing practices have negatively affected thousands of Minnesotans.
Hennepin County Offers Prescription Drug Drop-Off SitesLaw enforcement agencies across the country are out trying to stop opioid abuse. Saturday was National Drug Take Back Day.
'They're Looking To Make A Lot Of Money': Behind The Scenes Of A DEA Opioid Case Involving A Minnesota DoctorCracking down on the opioid crisis isn't just happening in back alleys but inside Minnesota doctors' offices.
Behind The Scenes With DEA Agents Tracking Overdose SourcesIn recent years, more Minnesotans have died from opioid overdoses than from car crashes. The numbers are staggering and the stories all too familiar to the agency on the epidemic's front lines.
Opioid Abuse Training Session Draws Dozens Of Officers, Community MembersHundreds of people gathered Wednesday morning in the south metro for a training session on opioid abuse.
Police Hope To Fight Opioid Addiction At National Night OutDozens of teams will distribute medication pouches county-wide for safe disposal of unwanted drugs.
Group Petitions For Medical Pot Program To Include Opioid AddictionA medical marijuana advocate group is petitioning the state government to expand Minnesota’s medical pot program to include those who struggle with opioid addiction.
St. Louis County Unveils New Strategy To Fight Opioid AbuseThe county has seen a spike in opioid overdose deaths. Heroin and opioid drug overdose deaths have increased 108 percent between 2011 and 2015.
20 Percent Of Hennepin Co. Inmates Reported Opioid Abuse In Snap-Shot StudyThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a one-day snap-shot study on opioid abuse.
Klobuchar Highlights Legislation To Fight Opioid Abuseenator Amy Klobuchar highlighted new legislation on Sunday aimed at fighting opioid abuse.
Minnesota Provider’s Opioid Abuse Program Has Washington Interested A health care provider in Little Falls says it's been successful at reducing the number of people abusing opioids, and it hopes their program can be done nationally.
1 Year After Prince's Death, Minnesota Receives $5.6M Grant To Fight Opioid AddictionPrince's death put a spotlight on a class of drugs that Minnesota lawmakers and law enforcement are still struggling with how to handle.
State Lawmakers Introduce Bills That Aim To Curb Opioid AbuseMinnesota lawmakers today unveiled a series of wide-ranging laws to fight an opioid epdemic they say has reached crisis levels.