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December 6, 2017
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Brothers share stories of addiction at NDSU lecture
December 6, 2017 - 6:28pm
November 27, 2017
Members of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction attribute the drop in opioid deaths to a variety of factors, including increased availability of naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdoses. Rick Abbott / The Forum
As opioid deaths drop in metro area, alcohol remains a prolific killer
November 27, 2017 - 6:00am
November 16, 2017
Cass County Health Officer Dr. John Baird holds up a a dose of Narcan nasal spray during a news conference at Fargo Cass Public Health on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Fargo. Narcan kits and training in the drug's use is being provided at all of the middle and high schools in the county to treat potential opioid overdoses. Baird said wider distribution of Narcan around the community is being planned. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
Narcan distribution planned beyond secondary schools in Cass County
November 16, 2017 - 2:28pm
November 15, 2017
Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
'You're trying to prevent a death': All Cass County middle, high schools to have Narcan kits for opioid overdoses
November 15, 2017 - 8:34pm
November 13, 2017
Opioid commission's anti-marijuana argument stirs anger
November 13, 2017 - 6:00am
November 6, 2017
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Moorhead detox center hires first 'detox coordinator' after receiving $300,000 grant
November 6, 2017 - 6:43pm
October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump departs after signing a presidential memorandum to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
October 26, 2017
President Trump walks past reporters on Wednesday before his announcement on opioids. Bill O'Leary / Washington Post
Trump praised for discussing opioids, criticized for not providing money
October 26, 2017 - 5:19pm
October 18, 2017
A Naloxone kit given out at the Fargo/Moorhead Good Neighbor Project contains needles and two doses of the drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
ND state agencies take action after opioid exec order from Burgum
October 18, 2017 - 2:37pm
October 16, 2017
Jill McKenzie, coordinator for the Crow Wing County drug court and DWI court, speaks on how opioid addiction impacted a member of her family. McKenzie and other Crow Wing County residents came to a roundtable hosted Monday in the county land services building by the office of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the opioid epidemic in Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
'The ugly truth' about opioids in Crow Wing County
October 16, 2017 - 8:44pm
October 8, 2017
CHI St. Gabriel's Health's Dr. Heather Bell (left), family practice physician; Kathy Lange, foundation director; Lee Boyles, president, and Dr. Kurt DeVine, family practice physician, pose for a photo with U.S. Sen Al Franken (center). Those behind the opioid project in Little Falls traveled to Washington in September to brief Congress on how to replicate the program elsewhere in the country. Submitted photo.
Nation takes note of Little Falls anti-opioid abuse effort
October 8, 2017 - 7:20am
October 6, 2017
Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions
October 6, 2017 - 6:30am
September 29, 2017
FILE PHOTO: A bag of heroin seized by police sits next to Narcan, a drug for treating overdoses. (Steve Kuchera/Duluth News Tribune)play button
Area pharmacy professors advocate ramping up opioid antidote prescriptions
September 29, 2017 - 7:20pm
September 27, 2017
Health providers adapt to meet opioid crisis
September 27, 2017 - 8:31pm
September 25, 2017
Port: Did Obamacare's Medicaid expansion contribute to North Dakota's opioid crisis?
September 25, 2017 - 3:50pm