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March 16, 2018
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
19 hours 37 min ago
March 15, 2018
Richard Michael Carl Houske
Overdose death leads to murder charge against central Minn. man
March 15, 2018 - 7:23pm
March 13, 2018
Their view: A painful truth about opioids
March 13, 2018 - 10:00am
March 6, 2018
A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 3.8 million Americans use opioids for nonmedical reasons every month. They are commonly handed to patients following all manner of surgery, whether they need them or not. (Paul Rogers/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Opioids no better than common painkillers in chronic pain study
March 6, 2018 - 3:27pm
February 22, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stands up while addressing a group gathered to discuss opioid addiction in rural areas at the Hazen City Hall on Feb. 20, 2018. From left, Aaron Garman, medical director of Coal Country Community Health Center, Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen and School Resource Officer Michelle Anderson were among the community leaders who spoke at the event. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Communities big and small need a plan to combat addiction, Heitkamp says
February 22, 2018 - 10:59am
February 18, 2018
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
February 18, 2018 - 6:01am
Anne Emerson, shown in her home in Ramsey, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 8, lost her fiance, Ryan, to a heroin overdose December 3, 2017. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Two sides of the opioid crisis in Minnesota: New opioid addiction treatments are saving lives, but not everyone has access
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 22, 2018
A nurse holds a dose of methadone, a drug that suppresses withdrawal symptoms for heroin and other opioids, helping addicts to go clean. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
January 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
January 21, 2018
Jenny Schlecht
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
January 21, 2018 - 9:23am
January 9, 2018
In October, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with more than 60,000 people killed by drug overdoses in 2016.
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Vernon Red Owl, a member of the Siseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in South Dakota, raises his arm as a motorist honks a horn in support as more than 200 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction gathered in Bismarck before marching across the Liberty Memorial Bridge to Mandan
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
January 4, 2018
Dr. David Herman, CEO of Essentia Health
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
December 31, 2017
This methadone clinic in Brainerd, now owned by Valhalla Place, serves about 400 patients facing opioid addiction. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Killer Crisis: Access to addiction medication in rural MN limited
December 31, 2017 - 7:02am
Gordon Basswood (from left), Tom Johnson and Joe Nickelson tell their stories at Mn Adult Teen Challenge in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. They are all recovering from opioid addiction.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am