Minnesota is set to collect more than $300 million from a $26 billion multistate opioid settlement.
U.S. overdose deaths climbed to a record 93,000 last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous record was 72,000.
Minnesota will get $50 million over nine years from the settlement of a multi-state opioid lawsuit against drugmaker Purdue Pharma and its controlling family, Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Thursday.
Fifteen states have reached a $4.5 billion settlement in OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan.
As part of the deal, the drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation.
A new doctor is taking the helm at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation at an all-important time.
Minnesota is making available grants for people who have survived the opioid epidemic and are now looking to return to the workforce.
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Drug overdose deaths increased 31 percent in the first half of 2020, according to new Minnesota Department of Health data.
The Somali community in the Twin Cities is dealing with its own opioids crisis right now. Several young people have recently overdosed on the powerful opioid fentanyl. A meeting Friday night was held to discuss the issue of opioid abuse.
New numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday show a 20 percent increasing in drug overdose deaths in 2019, reversing an improvement seen in 2018.
Police in St. Paul, Minnesota say there have been at least 28 suspected overdoses in the city in the city over the last six days, including two deaths.
Police say there has been a significant increase in the number of overdoses in St. Paul, Minnesota since last Friday
More than half of the money will go to the BCA, but the rest will be dispersed among Minnesota cities, counties and courts.
South Dakota's latest anti-drug campaign slogan, “Meth. We’re On It,” has not been as well received as originally hoped.
The City of Minneapolis is installing syringe drop boxes in public spaces over the next few weeks in an effort to clean up city streets.
A St. Louis Park couple is charged with child endangerment and child neglect after their 12-month-old baby ingested fentanyl, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's office.
St. Paul police are warning members of the public about an increase in drug overdose reports in the city over the last 24 hours.
Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation's deadly opioid disaster.
Minnesota lawmakers agreed to fine drug companies in response to the current opioid epidemic.