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.
Minnesota Attorney General Sues Opioid ManufacturerLori Swanson said that she hopes damages recovered from the lawsuit will go to help fund treatment for those in the community affected by the drug.
St. Louis County Unveils New Strategy To Fight Opioid AbuseThe county has seen a spike in opioid overdose deaths. Heroin and opioid drug overdose deaths have increased 108 percent between 2011 and 2015.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
AG Lori Swanson Sues Opioid ManufacturerThe lawsuit accuses drugmaker Insys Therapeutics of encouraging physicians to prescribe Subsys at higher doses than recommended.
State Lawmaker Blasts Republicans For Not Passing Opioid LegislationSen. Chris Eaton of Brooklyn Center says Republican leaders bent under pressure from drug companies, who caused the epidemic.
Man Arrested In Woman's Death By Fentanyl OverdoseA 38-year-old Mankato man, Otis Dear, has been taken into custody and is awaiting charges.
Drugmakers Push Back Against Lawmakers' Calls To Tax OpioidsState lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it.
Nat'l Prescription Drug Take Back Day Aims To Fight AbuseSaturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an effort to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Dayton Unveils New State Guidelines For Doctors In Prescribing OpioidsIn part, the guidelines encourage doctors to prescribe the lowest effective dose of opioids when they are used for acute pain and to monitor those patients.