Minneapolis Launches Syringe Disposal ProgramA pilot program to install syringe drop boxes throughout Minneapolis has begun.
Minnesota Family Wants To Know Why Daughter Was Prescribed 481 Pills In The Last Month Of Her LifeA Twin Cities family believes the system failed to protect their daughter from powerful prescription drugs. Marcy Small Hoffman died of a drug overdose four years ago. But her family's questions about her doctor's prescribing practices have gone unanswered.
Life Expectancy Drops In Wisconsin Due To Alcohol, DrugsDrug and alcohol deaths in Wisconsin have more than tripled since 1999, increasing from 593 that year to 1,985 in 2017. The state's drug death rate has more than quadrupled since 1999. Opioid deaths increased from 65 in 1999 to 901 in 2017.
Mothers Who've Lost Sons To Opioid Epidemic Band Together In SupportThey come from Bloomington to Elk River, from Medina to Maple Grove, and they never would have met had life gone their way — six moms who go by a new name when they're together.
'Addicts Deserve This Chance': Group Battling Opioid Epidemic Takes Fight To The AirAddiction advocates are pushing airlines to equip their planes with Narcan.
State Senators Introduce Legislation To Stop Opioid Epidemic In MNTwo prominent Minnesota state senators are joining forces to help stop the epidemic of opioid overdoses in Minnesota.
Local Rhodes Scholar To Tackle Naton's Drug EpidemicAt 22, Riley Tillitt is entering a world opened to a precious few.
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.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Lawmakers Running Out Of Time To Tackle Taxes, School FundingBy law, state lawmakers cannot meet past a certain date, which this year is May 21.
Time Is Running Short As Lawmakers' To-Do List Remains LongJust like they started the session, Minnesota's Legislature is entering the homestretch with a long to-do list. But now they have only a week to finish it.
Gun Reform, Opioid Tax Bills Likely Not Going Anywhere This YearMinnesota lawmakers are headed home in two weeks, and some major pieces of legislation won't make it out of the session.
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.
US Surgeon General Issues Rare Public Health Advisory On Opioid EpidemicThe opioid crisis has become so widespread, the nation's top doctor is doing something we haven't seen in 13 years.
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.