Barbara HowardJanuary 18, 2019 01:57 PM
New Boston Medical Center Study Links Pharma Marketing With Opioid Overdose DeathsA new study has found a link between the marketing of opioids by pharmaceutical companies and overdose deaths.
Arjun SinghJanuary 16, 2019 04:36 PM
In Court Filing, AG Healey Says Sackler Family Responsible For Opioid CrisisIn a 274-page memorandum, Attorney General Maura Healey says the wealthy Sackler family were drivers of the opioid crisis
Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Associated PressJanuary 16, 2019 08:50 AM
Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard Of Prescriptions'The details were made public in a case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses Purdue Pharma of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids.
Ian StewartJanuary 14, 2019 12:57 AM
Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The RoadAmericans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to new analysis from the National Safety Council.
Under The Radar StaffJanuary 4, 2019 04:41 PM
Regional News Round Table: Mixed Reactions For A Syringe Exchange, Businesses Helping Mothers And MoreCallie Crossley speaks with UTR regional contributors about the latest New England news you need to know.
Michelle AndrewsDecember 19, 2018 05:00 AM
Why Aren't More Users Of Opioids Or Meth Screened For Hepatitis C?As the number of people who inject drugs and share needles has soared, the rate of infection with Hep C has climbed too. Yet many drug treatment patients aren't tested for the liver-damaging virus.
Ian BrownDecember 15, 2018 01:27 PM
'Nowhere To Go But Up ' — A Small Town Confronts Its Addiction CrisisTwo years after East Liverpool, Ohio, gained notoriety from a viral photo of an overdosed couple, the community is coming to terms with its addiction problem — and taking tentative steps forward.
Under The Radar StaffDecember 14, 2018 04:58 PM
Local News: The Boston City Council Race Heats Up And The South End Says Goodbye To Its Favorite MailmanCallie covers the greater Boston news you need to know with local journalists.
Laurel WamsleyDecember 12, 2018 07:29 PM
Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly OverdosesWhen fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.