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Rather than hire an outside provider, the Franklin County Jail is the only one in the country licensed to provide methadone itself.
The high cost of addiction care. Is it a rehab racket? We ask the Vox reporter who investigated.
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.
Playwright Anne Lucas says she wanted to shed a light on the opioid epidemic's ripple effects.
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...
The 10-week operation, code named "Devil's Highway," was a coordinated effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement to focus on drug distribution in Lawrence and between Lawrence and New...
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.
The sweeps have focused attention on the city's balancing act in trying to help drug users and maintain public safety in the neighborhood.
It's not hard to see the parallels between "Operation Clean Sweep" and well-documented human rights abuses happening elsewhere, writes Miles Howard.
And doctors, street workers and police say the drug, naloxone, is the reason why Massachusetts' opioid overdose death rate is dropping.