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May 7, 2018
Two more ND tribes file lawsuits against opioid industry
May 7, 2018 - 10:14am
April 17, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a roundtable discussion about immigration and sanctuary cities, hosted by President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, March 20, 2018. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Dozens arrested in takedown of multistate opioid distribution network
April 17, 2018 - 1:23pm
March 30, 2018
The Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Fargo as seen in Oct. 2017. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
Complaints, opioid crisis prompt review of ND Blues' handling of behavioral health, substance abuse claims
March 30, 2018 - 6:15pm
March 16, 2018
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
March 16, 2018 - 9:58am
March 6, 2018
A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 3.8 million Americans use opioids for nonmedical reasons every month. They are commonly handed to patients following all manner of surgery, whether they need them or not. (Paul Rogers/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Opioids no better than common painkillers in chronic pain study
March 6, 2018 - 3:27pm
February 22, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stands up while addressing a group gathered to discuss opioid addiction in rural areas at the Hazen City Hall on Feb. 20, 2018. From left, Aaron Garman, medical director of Coal Country Community Health Center, Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen and School Resource Officer Michelle Anderson were among the community leaders who spoke at the event. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Communities big and small need a plan to combat addiction, Heitkamp says
February 22, 2018 - 10:59am
February 8, 2018
Mayor Scott Decker, right, and Wayne Stenehjem, ND Attorney General, spoke together at Thursday's State of the City event. A concern for both is the growing opioid crisis. Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press
State of the City: Mayor highlights new projects, growing opioid concerns
February 8, 2018 - 7:44pm
January 22, 2018
A nurse holds a dose of methadone, a drug that suppresses withdrawal symptoms for heroin and other opioids, helping addicts to go clean. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
January 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
January 21, 2018
Jenny Schlecht
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
January 21, 2018 - 9:23am
January 9, 2018
In October, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with more than 60,000 people killed by drug overdoses in 2016.
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Vernon Red Owl, a member of the Siseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in South Dakota, raises his arm as a motorist honks a horn in support as more than 200 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction gathered in Bismarck before marching across the Liberty Memorial Bridge to Mandan
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
December 31, 2017
Gordon Basswood (from left), Tom Johnson and Joe Nickelson tell their stories at Mn Adult Teen Challenge in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. They are all recovering from opioid addiction.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 28, 2017
ND sees steep drop in opioid painkiller prescriptions
December 28, 2017 - 6:41pm
December 26, 2017
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
December 21, 2017
Faron Jackson Sr.
Minn. band sues opioid manufacturers, distributors
December 21, 2017 - 5:26pm
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