'It Is A Public Health Concern': Minneapolis Installs Used Needle Disposal Boxes In Pilot ProgramMinneapolis’s health department is doing something about the city’s needle problem.
The Startling Scale Of Dysfunction At Minnesota’s Department Of Human ServicesMinnesota's Department of Human Services admits it make a mistake when it overpaid Native American tribes by $29 million for opioid treatment programs over the last several years -- but state lawmakers say that's just one part of a disturbing pattern at the troubled agency.
'You Are Not Alone': Nonprofit Combats Stigma Of Addiction In Somali CommunityAs the opioid crisis continues in Minnesota, the Somali-American community is facing a new challenge.
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.
'Things Went Too Far': Minnesota Doctors Keeping Closer Eye On Opioid PrescriptionsMinnesota doctors are keeping a closer eye on drugs they prescribe patients during the opioid crisis.
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.