Ruling Clears Way for Purdue Opioid Settlement, Protects Sacklers from Lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court cleared the way for the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of legal claims tied to the opioid epidemic … [Read more...]

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Saw Slight Increase in 2022, Experts See Hopeful Signs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. went up slightly last year after two big leaps during the pandemic. Officials with … [Read more...]

Buzzards Bay Coalition To Hold Free Narcan Training Thursday

BUZZARDS BAY – The Buzzards Bay Coalition is welcoming the Wareham Police Department to their headquarters at 186 Onset Ave to host a community Narcan … [Read more...]

Wareham Police to Host Narcan Training

WAREHAM - A Narcan training event will be held by the Wareham Police Department and Plymouth County Outreach on Thursday, March 23. Residents from … [Read more...]

Panel Backs Moving Opioid Antidote Narcan Over the Counter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The overdose-reversing drug naloxone should be made available over the counter to aid the national response to the opioid crisis, … [Read more...]

Harwich Select Board Approves Proposed Opioid Programs

HARWICH - The Harwich Select Board has given their full approval to a series of proposals for uses of opioid settlement money. A legal settlement … [Read more...]

Report: Mass. Opioid Death Rate Down to Start 2022

BOSTON (AP) - Preliminary data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows that opioid-related overdose deaths in the state declined by … [Read more...]

Falmouth Considers Best Use Of Opioid Settlement Funds

FALMOUTH - Falmouth officials gave an update on potential plans for using money from recent opioid lawsuit settlements to help the … [Read more...]

State Officials Highlight Collaboration at Opioid Roundtable

HYANNIS - Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey addressed the state’s efforts to address the opioid crisis in recent years at a … [Read more...]

Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1 Billion to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle lawsuits nationwide over the impact of the prescriptions its pharmacies filled for … [Read more...]
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