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.
Medtronic Implantable Device Provides Alternative To OpiatesMedtronic's neurostimulator device called, “Intellis” is roughly the size of a pacemaker.
Prince's Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain PillsDr. Michael Schulenberg admitted prescribing oxycodone to Prince under his bodyguard's name to protect Prince's privacy.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Dakota County Attorney Sues Opioid MakersThe Dakota County Attorney’s office is suing drug companies for wrongful practices contributing to the opioid crisis,
Police Hope To Fight Opioid Addiction At National Night OutDozens of teams will distribute medication pouches county-wide for safe disposal of unwanted drugs.
Why Are There So Many Opioid Prescriptions In Wadena County?Nearly one-and-a-half prescriptions are written for every Wadena County resident -- but the numbers do not tell the whole story.