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January 9, 2018
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
Three South Dakota tribes are suing more than 20 national pharmaceutical companies for contributing to a growing opioid problem in South Dakota....
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
Three American Indian tribes in South Dakota have sued the country's top opioid manufacturers and distributors, accusing them of concealing and...
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
January 4, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of...
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
December 31, 2017
Killer Crisis: Wisconsin battling opioids on multiple fronts
Patty Schachtner suspects she saw a new level of desperation in 2017. The St. Croix County medical examiner this year determined a person died...
December 31, 2017 - 10:30am
Killer Crisis: Access to addiction medication in rural MN limited
PINE RIVER, Minn.—When Dr. David Laposky lost his job at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Clinic here in November, about 150 patients...
December 31, 2017 - 7:02am
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
ST. PAUL — Jason Roberts watched his mother die of a brain aneurysm on Christmas Eve when he was just 4 years old. Joe Nickelson's mom...
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 30, 2017
Killer Crisis: Economic opportunities play a role in opioid abuse
DULUTH — Heroin doesn't care about the numbers on your paycheck. Hydrocodone doesn't know class lines. So why does the opioid crisis hit...
December 30, 2017 - 7:03am
December 29, 2017
Killer Crisis: Changing prescribing behavior requires education for doctors, patients
Every opioid addiction has a starting point. For many, that first dose comes in the form of a prescription medication. That was the case with...
December 29, 2017 - 7:07am
December 28, 2017
ND sees steep drop in opioid painkiller prescriptions
FARGO — The prescription of narcotic opioids in North Dakota has fallen sharply over the past several years in what a physician's advocate...
December 28, 2017 - 6:41pm
Killer Crisis: Fight between Mille Lacs County, Ojibwe threatens opioid response
BRAINERD, Minn. — The leader of a small tribe of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota thinks an increase in drug overdose deaths is due in part...
December 28, 2017 - 10:51am
December 26, 2017
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
December 26, 2017 - 7:57am
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
Opioid overdoses kill more Minnesotans than traffic accidents, and opioids are the leading drug killers.
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
December 21, 2017
Minn. band sues opioid manufacturers, distributors
CASS LAKE, Minn.—The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging...
December 21, 2017 - 5:26pm
November 23, 2017
Costs of opioid abuse much higher than previously believed
The opioid crisis which has been affecting families across North Dakota and the region for the past few years has also hit homes across the country....
November 23, 2017 - 2:25pm
November 10, 2017
Opioid addiction devastates Minn. veteran's family, who are now hoping to help others
BLOMKEST, Minn. — John Schlegel was an easy-going, funny, open and giving man, one with a huge heart who always wanted to help others,...
November 10, 2017 - 5:39pm