Police: Wipe Shopping Cart Handles To Avoid Possible Exposure To Fentanyl, Other DrugsAuthorities say deadly drugs like fentanyl can be left on the handles in powder form and enter the victim's body through contact with the skin.
Police: Woman Mailed Opioids To PrisonPolice have charged a woman who they say sent drugs to an inmate at a Connecticut prison by fitting them into envelopes containing sports schedules.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
States Expand Investigation of Opioid Makers, DistributorsAttorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Connecticut Joins Multi-State Investigation Into OpioidsConnecticut is now among the states involved in an investigation into the practices used by pharmaceutical companies to market and sell prescription opioids.
Legislation Approved To Address Opioid CrisisBill will increase data sharing between state agencies regarding opioid abuse and overdose deaths
Medical Examiner: Overdose Deaths In Connecticut Up 25 PercentConnecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner says 917 people died from accidental drug overdoses in 2016. The figure is a 25-percent increase from the 729 that died in 2015.
Governor Unveils New Opioid Abuse LegislationGov. Dannel P. Malloy is offering a new round of legislation aimed at fighting opioid abuse and overdoses in Connecticut.
Drugmaker Donating Prescription Disposal Bags For Use In Connecticut PharmaciesDuring a press conference at Saint Francis Hospital today, state officials applauded a Saint Louis-based pharmaceutical company's decision to donate 80,000 drug disposal bags, which will be available in pharmacies around the state.
New Haven Man Gets 11 Years In Fake Prescription SchemeA New Haven man is headed to federal prison for his role in a scheme to sell opioids obtained through fake prescriptions.
Drug Drop Off Boxes Now At Each State Police BarracksAfter a successful campaign placing prescription drug drop boxes across Connecticut yielded 23,000 pounds of unused pills last year, 11 more boxes have been added.
Officials To Hold Forum On Fighting Opioid And Heroin AbuseConnecticut officials have scheduled a community forum to discuss how to fight the growing problem of opioid and heroin abuse in the state.