February 8, 2019 | NY Times - Safe Injection Site for Opioid Users Faces Trump Administration Crackdown

February 8, 2019 | Channel NewsAsia - Opioid prescriptions for pets surge, mirroring human crisis


February 7, 2019 | Hartford Courant - Preventing underage vaping, opioid use part of Senate Democrats’ road map for a ‘Healthy Connecticut’


February 6, 2019 | NPR - Antidepressants Can Interfere With Pain Relief Of Common Opioids


January 24, 2019 | The Guardian - FDA's opioids adviser accuses agency of having 'direct' link to crisis


January 9, 2019 | AP - Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers


December 21, 2018 | CT Post - Connecticut sues Stamford drug maker over opioids


December 18, 2018 | NY Times - Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain


December 12, 2018 | CNN - Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms


December 1, 2018 | The Guardian - Dark web dealers voluntarily ban deadly fentanyl


November 30, 2018 | The Guardian - Michael Bloomberg's charity donates $50m to fight opioid crisis


November 29, 2018 | The Guardian - Why are more Americans than ever dying from drug overdoses?


November 26, 2018 | NBC CT - Plan Offers Help for Opioid Addicts Instead of Incarceration


November 13, 2018 | Hartford Courant - A potent new pill will fuel opioid carnage, critics say


November 13, 2018 | WTNH - Blumenthal issues warning over deadly opioid


November 12, 2018 | The Day - AP: Connecticut spent more than half of federal opioid funding on treatment


October 25, 2018 | Time - Every U.S. Public Library and YMCA Will Soon Get Narcan for Free


October 24, 2018 | People - Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Opioid Addiction She Hid for 10 Years: 'No One Knew'


September 30, 2018 | CT Mirror - Buried in opioid bill — protection for personal drug imports


September 21, 2018 | CT Mirror - CT docs say health information exchange would help fight opioid epidemic


August 9, 2018 | Newsweek - Pet Owners Are Abusing Their Animals to Get Opioids, Say Vets


July 26, 2018 | Mother Jones - Newly Released Prisoners Are 40 Times More Likely to Overdose Than the General Population


July 19, 2018 | FOX61 - Meriden cop hospitalized after being exposed to fentanyl


July 18, 2018 | CT Mirror - More ER docs turning to non-opioids to fight overdose epidemic


July 18, 2018 | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Are There Any Alternatives When A Physician Offers My Child Opioids for Pain?


July 6, 2018 | NPR - With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System


June 12, 2018 | CT Law Tribune - Danbury Law Firm Files Suit Against Opioid Makers on Behalf of Four Municipalities


May 17, 2018 | Mayo Clinic - Women’s Wellness: Opioid use during pregnancy


May 15, 2018 | NY Times - Children of the Opioid Epidemic


April 19, 2018 | CT Post - Totals don’t tell full story of drug overdoses


April 12, 2018 | Valley Independent Sentinel - Ansonia And Derby Hire Lawyers To Probe Impact Of Opioids


April 12, 2018 | Connecticut Magazine - Turning the Tide on Opioid Addiction


April 4, 2018 | Shelton Herald - Community group continues fight against opioids


February 13, 2018 | NPR - Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing


January 24, 2018 | FDA - Press Release: FDA, FTC warn companies for selling illegal, unapproved opioid cessation products using deceptive claims


January 22, 2018 | Citizen News - Beacon Falls emergency responder in right place at right time


January 22, 2018 | Rutland Herald - Study: Hub-and-spoke model effective against addiction


January 22, 2018 | STAT - Follow the evidence to treat opioid addiction


January 17, 2018 | Milford Mirror - Towns sue pharmaceutical companies over opioid abuse


January 17, 2018 | New Haven Independent - Overdoses Keep “Emergency 2” Racing


December 19, 2017 | Hartford Courant - Police are divided over naloxone, the anti-overdose drug


December 14, 2017 | National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows


December 4, 2017 | WTNH - New website helps addicts find beds available in detox programs


October 26, 2017 | NBC News - Trump to Declare Opioids ‘Public Health Emergency’


October 8, 2017 | CT Mirror - A ‘glimmer of hope’ seen on opioids


August 31, 2017 | Hartford Courant - Waterbury Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Seven Communities Expected To Join Suit


August 22, 2017 | NPR - Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests


August 16, 2017 | Hartford Courant - Teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline


August 15. 2017 | Hartford Courant - Pregnant women addicted to opioids face tough choices


August 7, 2017 | Route Fifty - America's Opioid Epidemic is Way Worse Than We Realized


July 31, 2017 | CNN - Opioid commission tells Trump to declare state of emergency


June 28, 2017 | Hartford Courant - Connecticut Ranks High In Opioid-Related Hospital Visits


June 27, 2017 | CNN - An EMT's view from the front lines of America's heroin crisis 


June 6, 2017 | Washington Post - ‘Don’t touch this stuff’: DEA warns officers that coming into contact with fentanyl could be deadly


May 21, 2017 | Forbes - Here Are The Next Steps To Tackling The Opioid Epidemic


May 11, 2017 | CNN - New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic


April 26, 2017 | New Haven Register - Connecticut law enforcement officials: ‘Scourge’ of opioid overdoses must end


April 21, 2017 | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Trump Administration awards grants to states to combat opioid crisis


April 14, 2017 | NY Times - You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?


April 14, 2017 | Harvard  - Kathryn Rough, SD ’17, uses deep quantitative analysis skills to examine drug-related health issues


April 10, 2017 | Washington Post - Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids


April 9, 2017 | The CT Mirror - CT ranks high in opioid-related hospital visits


April 7, 2017 | The Atlantic - Addicts Who Can't Get Opioids Are Overdosing on a Diarrhea Drug


March 4, 2017 | Shelton Patch - 16 Shelton and Derby Residents Died of Overdoses in 2016


March 2, 2017 | Patch - CT Heroin Epidemic: Interactive Map Of Deaths By Town


February 27, 2017 | Hartford Courant - Connecticut Accidental Drug Intoxication Deaths


January 26, 2017 | New Haven Register - Malloy unveils plans to further combat Connecticut’s opioid crisis


January 16, 2017 | WTNH - New, more powerful opioid hitting Connecticut streets


January 6, 2017 | Hartford Courant - CDC: Connecticut Second In Percent Increase Of Synthetic Opioid Deaths Rate


October 14, 2016 | NPR - Organ Donations Spike In The Wake Of The Opioid Epidemic



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