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.
'Ticking Time Bomb': The Threat Opioid Distribution Sites Pose To The PublicEvery day, those on the front lines of the opioid crisis work to prevent deaths by stopping sales of the deadly drugs. Even in extreme cold, the DEA task force braved subzero temperatures and executed a search warrant on Wednesday. They said they had to move in to keep the community safe.
Minnesota Bill Would Tax Drug Makers Over Opioid CrisisThe bill would require manufacturers and wholesalers that sell or distribute opioids in Minnesota to pay registration fees as high as $500,000. The current fee is just $235.
Opioid Abuse Training Draws Dozens Of Officers, Community MembersMore than 400 Minnesotans died from opioid-related incidents in 2017.
'Pink Death': Synthetic Opioid Returns To Twin CitiesA deadly, synthetic drug that killed nearly 50 people a few years ago may now be on the streets of the Twin Cities.