Report: Overdose Deaths In Minnesota Saw A Big Drop In 2018Minnesota saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Gov. Walz Signs Opioid Bill Targeting Drug Makers, DistributorsThe bill takes some of that burden off the taxpayer and places it on opioid manufacturers and distributors by imposing higher registration fees. It should raise about $21 million annually.
Hennepin County Launches Overdose Prevention CampaignThe initiative, Survival Through Overdose Prevention, includes drug enforcement, treating those dealing with addiction in jails and using specialized tools to prevent fatal overdoses. Officials launched the campaign Thursday.
Minnesota Conference Committee Reaches Agreement On Opioid BillTwo lawmakers on the conference committee who lost children to opioid overdoses have been working on prevention and treatment.
Minnesota House Aims To Hit Drug Companies For Opioid CrisisThe Minnesota House has voted to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.
MDH: Deaths From Opioids, Suicide & Alcohol Continue To Rise Or Remain HighHealth officials in Minnesota say yearly deaths from opioids, alcohol and suicide are continuing to rise or remain near multi-year highs.
Walz 'Hopeful' Pharmaceutical Companies Will Help Address Opioid CrisisMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the opioid epidemic in Minnesota and the country is serious.
Narcan To Be Supplied To Public Libraries, YMCAsDrug overdose reversal medication could soon be available at your local library and YMCA as part of a national effort to address the opioid crisis.
Minnesota Business Leaders Vow To Help Workers Struggling With AddictionThe Minnesota Business Partnership, which includes the largest companies in the state, is charging its policy to make it easier for employees struggling with addiction to seek help.
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.
Opioid Crisis: On The Front Lines With Hennepin EMSWCCO's Jennifer Mayerle and photojournalist Grant Verdon spent a full shift with Hennepin EMS paramedics, who respond to overdoses on a regular basis.
Doc Who Treated Prince To Pay $30K For Illegal PrescriptionA Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday.
Trump Wants To Battle Opioid Crisis With Commercials President Donald Trump is declaring the need for a nationwide public relations effort to convince Americans, and particularly children, to not start using drugs.
Local Overdose Prevention Manager Reacts To Trump's Opioid ProposalPresident Donald Trump is rolling out a new plan to combat opioid abuse across the United States.
Gov. Dayton, Lawmakers Detail Plan To Combat Opioid EpidemicIt’s a new front in the war on addictive painkillers that the Governor of Minnesota is calling a crisis.