New data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show an almost 6% decrease in opioid-related overdose deaths in the first nine months of 2019, compared with the same period...
Rather than hire an outside provider, the Franklin County Jail is the only one in the state licensed to provide methadone itself.
The data includes information from insurance claims, surveys from treatment programs and patients sharing their experiences. Organizers hope it will form the basis for a nationwide ratings system for opioid...
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain strongly brushed aside the argument from a group of state attorneys general that lawsuits against members of the wealthy Sackler family would be essential to...
A small tool called the MX908 can test trace drug samples for evidence of fentanyl and other deadly chemicals, which advocates say may ultimately help reduce overdose deaths in an...
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is now calling on the Legislature to approve a statewide pilot program to allow sites to open in Massachusetts.
Judge Jane Sanders said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has jurisdiction to pursue the 17 individuals, including members of the Sackler family, named in the suit.
Mayor Marty Walsh says he has a new plan to deal with some of the problems at the troubled stretch of the city near Boston Medical Center and Newmarket Square.
One of the bills state Sen. Nick Collins has proposed would create a way to hold people for up to 72 hours if a petition is filed to involuntarily commit...
In a court filing, New York said it has already documented $1 billion in transfers between Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.
Purdue Pharma is under fire for its role in the opioid epidemic, and the company has reportedly agreed to a tentative settlement with 22 state attorneys general -- but not...
Participating jails are now offering all three federally-approved opioid treatment meds: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.
Public health experts say increased distribution of naloxone, the drug that can reverse an overdose, is helping more drug users survive an overdose.
The jail is set to become the state's first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment.
Despite opposition from federal prosecutors, Joseph Curtatone is pledging to open a clinic where doctors and nurses would monitor illegal drug use and could reverse an overdose.
And doctors, street workers and police say the drug, naloxone, is the reason why Massachusetts' opioid overdose death rate is dropping.
A judge is weighing a motion to dismiss Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful prescription opioid drug Oxycontin.
Attorney General Maura Healey has a civil investigation open against Injured Workers Pharmacy for potentially improperly prescribing opioids.
Federal data show that from 2006 to 2012, Massachusetts received 1.28 billion prescription pain pills.
Only 1 in 4 Massachusetts health care providers received training on addiction during their medical education, the survey finds.