2nd consecutive quarter estimated opioid deaths have dropped, though the presence of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl continued to rise.
A 2016 law requires Massachusetts doctors to check the system to combat doctor-shopping and the opioid epidemic.
Neurostimulation surgery may be a way to help many with chronic pain avoid the little pills.
The number of opioid overdose deaths trended downward in the first six months of 2017; the first drop since 2010.
President Trump promises action on growing drug epidemic that’s now claiming tens of thousands of American lives each year.
New survey from National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals shocking details on America’s growing opioid epidemic.
Real Living Professionals has partnered with Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Behavioral Health Care to help prevent opioid-related deaths.
A group in Rhode Island has come up with a similar idea to defibrillator boxes for a different medical crisis: drug overdoses.
The FDA has asked that a prescription opioid be pulled from the market due to, quote, “the public health consequences of abuse.”
Democratic senators say the GOP healthcare bill will make the country’s opioid problem even worse.
Authorities say international drug ring was operating out of Utah’s “most respected neighborhoods and communities.”
Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements called the leaders of the operation “major league drug dealers.”
Health officials debate if treating opioid addiction with medication save lives or does it trade one addiction for another.
22News spoke with Attorney General Maura Healey before she delivered her commencement speech to Westfield State University graduates.
Despite repeated arrests for selling heroin, the 22News I-Team found many dealers don’t face much jail time.
Heroin and prescription pills aren’t the only opioids responsible for killing hundreds of people in western Massachusetts.
Governor Baker said this unorthodox idea merits further study, and could help monitor and combat the state’s opioid crisis.
The substance is a combination of different opioids, including heroin and fentanyl, and also contains elephant tranquilizer.
Cybersecurity and opioid abuse are shaping up as policy focus areas of the Massachusetts Senate.
When individuals use opioids, it triggers the processes that give people feelings of pleasure from activities like eating, but more intense.