Governor Ned Lamont declared Monday Opioid Overdose Awareness Day. In Hartford, Monday night, family members and advocates for treatment gathered for a vigil for those lost to the opioid crisis.
U.S. state and territorial governments say the opioid epidemic has cost them $630 billion since 2007 and that the cost could balloon to more than $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Attorneys general for nearly every state and territory made that calculation public Monday in OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy case. The cost estimate […]
The clinic would provide daily doses of methadone to those being treated for an opioid addiction.
International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day: Sculpture honoring those lost to addiction unveiled in Hartford; New Haven offers educational, resource event
For International Overdose Awareness Day Monday, Connecticut state leaders raised awareness about opioid addiction and the recent increase in overdoses in Connecticut by unveiling a sculpture at the state capitol honoring those who have died from an opioid overdose.
A new memorial quilt is helping Connecticut families who have lost loved ones during the opioid crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or deaths. The conclusion from the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel comes more than a decade after Purdue Pharma revamped its blockbuster […]
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance can continue, a federal judge in Cleveland has determined. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster rejected the pharmacy chains’ motion to dismiss the suits, ruling Thursday that […]
So much has had to change because of the coronavirus pandemic and that includes recovery processes for those struggling with substance abuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to successfully steer a White House bid, […]
Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.