Over the past four years states particularly swamped with opioid addiction have seen increases as large as 40 percent in their foster care populations.
The study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, reveals that young Americans are dying at a far greater pace than any other group.
Marchand says there’s no silver bullet for cutting down on opioid addiction and death rates in Vermont. “Such a state tax would only harm patients who need the drugs without reducing addiction,” he said.
Vermont’s recent $28 million windfall from years of wrangling with the tobacco industry offers insights into the role of government regulation in society.
President Donald Trump will continue his call to crack down on drug traffickers with the “ultimate penalty” as he discusses his strategy for combating the opioid crisis Monday.
A new report on the opioid epidemic in Vermont reveals deaths linked to fentanyl continue to rise rapidly despite a decrease in heroin fatalities.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker called on state lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow drug addicts to be held against their will for potential treatment.
A key puzzle piece to curbing Vermont’s opioid epidemic has emerged just across the Connecticut River at Dartmouth College.
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Jolinda LaClair about the scope of the opiate epidemic in Vermont.
Standing next to lawmakers and health leaders, Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday celebrated a new permanent opioid treatment hub in Franklin County that has a capacity of 700 and is already serving more than 200 patients.
Rutland Mayor Dave Allaire isn’t a my-way-or-the-highway community leader when it comes to tackling the drug abuse epidemic. He believes public and private treatment programs in Rutland County — from faith-based Teen Challenge Rutland to state-funded methadone clinics — must be part of the mix.