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Snyder and lawmakers looking to combat opioid epidemic

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers are looking to combat Michigan's growing opioid epidemic by educating people on the dangers of abuse and find ways to track prescription drugs more easily.Bipartisan legislators, along wi...Read More

Colorado’s opioid abuse problem draws state lawmakers’ attention

The spike in opioid overdose deaths in Colorado has prompted state lawmakers to take action to expand access to substance-abuse treatment and addiction prevention.The state Senate on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to legislation that woul...Read More

Feds give Mass. nearly $12 million to fight opioid abuse

Massachusetts has received an $11.7 million federal grant to fight opioid addiction, as the state continues to wrestle with an overdose epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years, Governor Charlie Baker’s administration s...Read More

NC attorney general launches social media conversation about opioids

Josh Stein, North Carolina’s attorney general, hopes to start a social media conversation each Tuesday about the rising opioid epidemic in the state. As part of his interest in raising awareness about opioid misuse and addiction, the newl...Read More

What opioid crisis? Trumpcare ends mental health, substance abuse treatment for 1.3 million people

What opioid crisis? Trumpcare ends mental health, substance abuse treatment for 1.3 million peopleRep. Joe Kennedy III uncovered one more big scandal with Trumpcare in the House Energy and Commerce committee mark-up of the bill: it ends subs...Read More

Fentanyl Adds A New Terror For People Abusing Opioids

There's a clear culprit in the rising drug overdose death count in Massachusetts, but it's not heroin. It's the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Seventy-five percent of the state's men and women who died after an unintentional overdose last y...Read More