Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Stamford Company To Stop Marketing OxyContin To DocsThe maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.
Alabama Files Lawsuit Against Connecticut Opioid MakerAlabama filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the manufacturer of OxyContin and other opioids, becoming the latest state seeking to hold drug companies accountable for an addiction epidemic.
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.