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The percentage of workers between ages 25 and 54 who are employed or looking for work is well below the rate of other developed countries, one report says.
The physician-fueled opioid crisis, Dr. Elisabeth Poorman writes, is "the result of an effective marketing campaign that has killed hundreds of thousands of people."
The bills look at everything from addiction treatment to larger drug enforcement efforts to support for families.
The measure cosponsored by Rep. Katherine Clark would offer student loan repayment for participants who agree to work as a treatment professional in areas most in need of their services.
The state is suing Purdue Pharma on behalf of residents who were prescribed OxyContin, became addicted to opioids, overdosed and died.
The legislators are claiming that his recent sentencing of a drug dealer was too lenient.
"People always think recovery is either you're completely abstinent or you're in full chaotic use, and there is a world in between," says Jess Tilley, president of the New England...
Parents caught up in the opioid epidemic with their adult children are often advised to show "tough love." But a gentler, more collaborative method is helping some parents to help...
Opioid overdose death rates are steady or dropping for most drug users in Massachusetts, but rising among blacks.
Fentanyl is still the main suspected cause of death. It was present in 85 percent of all opioid-related deaths in 2017.
A multi-pronged initiative that Neighborhood Health Plan is announcing Friday aims to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.
Four medical students argue that their education needs to prepare them better for using buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.
With more funding and more attention on addiction treatment, a long-time treatment provider in Boston is expressing concerns that financial considerations are harming the field.
People seeking free and unused needles "came from 190 different ZIP codes, and we became a hub of activity," says Danny Jones, mayor of Charleston, West Virginia.
Needle exchanges provide people with drug addictions a place to turn in used needles and get new ones while working to prevent outbreaks of hepatitis and HIV.
The programs allow people with addiction to turn in used needles and get new ones, and aim to reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks.
There were 887 opioid overdose deaths in West Virginia in 2016. The state's health commissioner examined the circumstances behind every one of them.
The bill does not mention two controversial ideas: safe injection sites, where people can use drugs under medical supervision, and medication-assisted treatment for people who are incarcerated.
Latinos' overdose death rates have grown at twice the rate of any other racial group in the last three years. One reason: a lack of Spanish-language treatment.
Boston officials will file a notice of intent with the city's conservation commission Wednesday to formally state its plans to rebuild the 3,400-foot-long bridge.