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.
Specialists say talking to your doctors about ways to control post-operative pain could minimize problematic painkillers use.
Money will provide support for programs aimed at preventing drug use among school aged children.
Fentanyl-related deaths outpaced heroin deaths for the first time ever in Massachusetts last year.
An estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioids.
The “unorthodox” idea of providing a sanctioned space for illegal intravenous drug use deserves further study, the Governor told reporters.
Students at Central High School in Springfield learned a powerful lesson about the growing opioid epidemic Wednesday morning.
Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers and even fewer offer teen-focused groups or programs.
About 200 nursing and medical students attend a conference on substance abuse to prepare working on the front-lines of opiate addiction.
22News was at the State House on Monday where law enforcement officers were asking the state to increase the tax rate on marijuana.
Congressman Jim McGovern, who has raised treatment funding from the federal government, toured the recovery center on Friday.
Senator Edward Markey told 22News that the state is getting millions in federal aid to combat the opioid epidemic.