New Haven Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid CrisisA Connecticut city is suing the company that manufactures OxyContin for "deceptive marketing" that is blamed for the city's opioid crisis.
Judge: City Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Opioid MakerA Washington city can proceed with its lawsuit seeking to hold the maker of the pain medication OxyContin liable for damages to the community, a federal judge ruled in Seattle.
Cities, Towns Sue Opioid-makersWaterbury, Bridgeport, and a handful of other cities and towns today are filing a lawsuit accusing drug companies of paying doctors to spread false information about the safety of opioid pain killers that the companies sold.
Officials: Connecticut Overdose Death Involved CarfentanilConnecticut officials say carfentanil, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid sometimes used to sedate elephants, was part of an overdose death in April.
Insurer Cigna Eases Rules For Opioid Addiction MedicationThe health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
State Issues Fact Sheet On Opioid Used As Animal SedativeThe Connecticut Department of Public Health has given local emergency medical services a Drug Enforcement Administration fact sheet with information on a potent opioid used to sedate elephants and other large animals.
Gov. Malloy Addresses Plan To Battle Opioid EpidemicAt Yale Medical School on Thursday, Governor Dannel Malloy addressed a report and proposed plan on how the state should respond to the opioid epidemic.
Report: Prince Died From Opioid OverdoseA law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose.
Major Central Connecticut Opioid Drug BustLocal and federal officials make a major drug bust involving the opioid fentanyl.
6 Men Charged In Heroin Overdose InvestigationsAuthorities say six men have been charges in four heroin overdose investigations.
'My Son Had A Problem With Heroin'"People don't understand that heroin addiction happens to good people."
Study: Trip To Emergency Room May Help With Opioid AddictionA visit to the emergency room may help an addiction to opioid painkillers more than seeing a specialist, a new study finds.

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