Alarming spike in fentanyl-related deaths in Montana

U.S. 06/29/21, 03:54

Montana state health officials are reporting a troubling increase in fentanyl-related mortality in 2020, with no signs of a decline in 2021. Since October, federal agents have recovered more fentanyl along the US-Mexico border in Arizona and California than they did for the whole fiscal year 2020. Fentanyl was involved in roughly ...

Opioid maker agrees to pay $225M to settle federal probes

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:36

An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday. The settlement stems from criminal and civil probes into Insys Therapeutics Inc.'s scheme to pay doctors in ...

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt

U.S. 01/28/19, 00:05

There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter's voice to echo through his head."Keep going, Daddy," ...

Maine Public Health Association conference focuses addiction

Health 10/16/18, 03:21

The Maine Public Health Association is using its annual conference to focus on the problem of addiction in the state. The conference is taking place all day on Tuesday at the Augusta Civic Center in the state's capital city. The event is the only statewide public health conference that happens in ...

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