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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
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., left, sponsored the law that weakened the DEA's enforcement abilities. Seen with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in 2015, Marino is nominated to be the nation's drug czar. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
How drug companies triumphed over the DEA in 2016 and kept opioids flowing
October 16, 2017 - 1:17pm
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
September 9, 2017
Cartoonist's view: Dave Granlund / Cagle Cartoons
Our view: Optimism building in battle against opioids
September 9, 2017 - 9:49pm
Cartoonist's view: Nate Beeler / Cagle Cartoons
Community leaders' view: 'We will reduce overdose deaths and increase access to treatment'
September 9, 2017 - 9:48pm
President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price, delivers remarks on North Korea during an opioid-related briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump vows to 'win' against opioids, but doesn't declare national emergency
August 9, 2017 - 9:20am
August 1, 2017
Commission on opioid addiction asks Trump to declare national emergency on overdoses
August 1, 2017 - 8:45am
July 24, 2017
Hundreds march down U.S. Highway 1 on Monday, July 24, in Red Lake's Walk Against Substance Abuse. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Serviceplay button
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
July 24, 2017 - 5:48pm
Utah couple arrested after drugging heroin-addicted newborn to hide symptoms, police say
July 24, 2017 - 7:05am
July 2, 2017
Deb McLaughlin of Greenbush, Maine, swings a toddler and her 3-year-old grandson in her back yard on June 30. She and her husband foster their grandson, who was born addicted to drugs, along with a toddler from another family. Tristan Spinski/For The Washington Post
Nation's opioid crisis overwhelms foster-care system
July 2, 2017 - 11:00am
June 26, 2017
An Okla. doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she's been charged with murdering her patients, authorities say
June 26, 2017 - 7:33am
June 8, 2017
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'Why are we being treated differently?': Chronic pain patients say opioid crackdown is hurting them
June 8, 2017 - 11:37am
June 2, 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., May 30, 2017, where individuals were arrested earlier in the day during raids to break up heroin and fentanyl drug rings in the region, according to law enforcement officials. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
State and local governments are suing drug companies over opioids, but it's an uphill battle
June 2, 2017 - 8:06am
May 16, 2017
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'I was in total shock': Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses after traffic stop
May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm
May 14, 2017
Mary Locken talks Monday, April 24, 2017, in her south Fargo home about turning in her two sons for drug abuse including Joe Horski, 23. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Serviceplay button
'What I needed to do': Fargo mom urged police to arrest her sons to save their lives
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am