Minnesota Opioid Task Force To Hold 1st Meeting Next WeekMinnesota's new task force on the opioid crisis will hold its first meeting next week on how best to spend $20 million from new licensing fees on the pharmaceutical industry.
Purple Ribbons In Little Earth Community Alert For Houses Supplied With NarcanLittle Earth trains its people on chest compression methods and Narcan use twice a year. They're training people who don't even live on their property, and children as young as 11 years old.
'I Lost Count At 60': Neighbors, Firefighters Clean Up Used Needles In Minneapolis As Problem GrowsThe health department says it is a problem across the city, but they're noticing it most in the Ventura Village, Midtown Phillips and East Phillips neighborhoods.
Pet Owners Find New Challenges Filling Prescriptions Over New Opioid LawsThe state's new opioid law went into effect at the beginning of the month, and parts of it have forced veterinarians to clear up confusion.
Twin Cities Orthopedics Cuts Patients' Opioid Use With New Prescription GuidelinesThe results included a 61 percent drop in pills prescribed, a 62 percent drop in prescription strength, and a doubling of safe disposal of unused medication.
Report: Overdose Deaths In Minnesota Saw A Big Drop In 2018Minnesota saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Paramedics On The Front Lines Of Minnesota's Overdose BoomThe BCA recently reported 170 overdoses across the Twin Cities over a two week span. The victim died in 17 of those cases.
'That's Astronomical': Minneapolis Police Respond To 65 Overdose Calls In 9 DaysThe war against drug overdoses has ripped through communities across the country. And now, police across the Twin Cities are dealing with a frightening battle of their own.
St. Paul Police: 5 Overdoses Reported In 36 HoursSt. Paul police say five people suffered suspected heroin overdoses in a 36-hour span.
AG Ellison Requests To Add Sackler Family To Purdue Pharma LawsuitThe State of Minnesota is asking for permission to add eight members of the Sackler family as individual defendants in its lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
2 Sentenced For Trafficking Fentanyl From MinnesotaHomeland Security helped in the investigation that led to the two men pleading guilty to drug conspiracy in February.
CVS Unveils Time-Delayed Safes To Combat Opioid AbuseThey are meant to help deter pharmacy robberies by electronically delaying the time it takes for pharmacy employees to be able to open them.
Opioids In The Spotlight On National Prescription Drug Take Back DayAccording to the DEA, more than 70,000 people die in America annually from drug overdose deaths.
MN Senate Passes Bill To Fight Opioid EpidemicSenators approved the bill on a 59-6 vote Monday. It contains some differences compared with an opioid bill that passed the House 94-34 two weeks ago.
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.