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.
Authorities are issuing a warning over the increasing prevalence of fentanyl in cocaine, a potent painkiller that could make any encounter with the drug fatal.
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.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed Tuesday that the “current drug epidemic is indeed the deadliest in American history.” Is he right?
Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday that hospitals in their network will work to reduce painkiller scripts by 40 percent by the end of 2018. They are the first health care network to commit to a specific plan to significantly reduce the amount of opioids dolled out amid the current national epidemic.
Babies are born suffering from drug addiction withdrawals at a historic pace, increasing five-fold across the U.S. between 2003 and 2012.
Subsidies from Washington aren’t the answer — they just neutralize that rugged, self-reliant, innovative rural spirit. A broader economic solution would be to provide incentives that attract entrepreneurs back to invest in their former hometowns.
The American foster care system is in a state of crisis, strained by a massive influx of children since 2011 fueled by the opioid epidemic and general drug abuse.
Maine’s legislature passed a bill banning certain courtesy gifts for physicians last week in the state’s latest attempt to combat its opioid crisis. The state has seen a 40 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the last year.