News 8 has teamed up with the CT REALTORS and iHeartMedia Connecticut on a campaign called “CT Recovers” to break the stigma of opioid use disorder.
What do an emergency button, a phone app and a high tech crib all have in common? They’re all award-winning tech solutions to combat the opioid crisis.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against Cardinal Health Inc., McKesson Corp. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. “Oklahoma is in […]
Scientists who’ve studied the curious chemistry of the opioid tramadol use an array of adjectives to describe it: “unpredictable,” “messy,” “crazy.” Tramadol is unlike most other opioids in that it must pass through the liver to be metabolized into its most potent form. At the same time, it releases another type of drug that acts […]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and deaths, officials said. The Alaska U.S. attorney announced Wednesday that 48-year-old Jessica Joyce Spayd and 74-year-old Lavern Davidhizar were arrested and charge separately with providing opioids to […]
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CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the largest makers of generic opioids has settled a lawsuit with two Ohio counties, removing the company from the first federal trial over the toll of the opioid crisis. United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt announced the deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties on Friday. Under the settlement, the company would pay a […]
On Wednesday morning, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz will join an opioid roundtable at Western Connecticut State University.
Senator Richard Blumenthal will announce $1.5 billion in federal funding to combat the deadly opioid overdose crisis.
Addressing the opioid epidemic, Governor Ned Lamont held a news conference on Monday to announce new statewide efforts to help with opioid addiction.