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August 20, 2018
North Dakota, Minnesota and other states have sued OxyContin's maker, Purdue Pharma. Cass County leaders voted Monday, Aug. 20, to independently sue the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids. Forum News Service file photo
Against state's advice, Cass County opts for its own lawsuit against opioid industry
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August 3, 2018
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Addiction is a disease. My drug-addicted parents showed me that.
August 3, 2018 - 9:00pm
July 26, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, right, is greeted after presenting Indian Country law enforcement officers, from left,  Gary Sandland, Stacey Larocque, Michael Slater and Wayland Bad Hand with the Secretary’s Commendation Award in recognition of their life saving efforts at the Federal Building in downtown Fargo on Thursday, July 26, 2018.David Samson / The Forum
Officers honored for saving lives on North Dakota reservations
July 26, 2018 - 8:57pm
July 16, 2018
From left, Melissa Herman, Chastity Dolbec, Brandi Richter, Dr. Michelle Placke and Leigh Holland are among the members of Coal Country Community Health Centers Suboxone team. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Treating addiction in a rural area: Small town health center offers big city services
July 16, 2018 - 7:36am
June 10, 2018
The Fargo/Moorhead Good Neighbor Project distributes kits of Naloxone, the generic form of opiate overdose antidote Narcan, with two clean needles and alcohol swabs. Rick Abbott / Forum News Service
Cass County considers joining opioid litigation
June 10, 2018 - 3:16pm
June 1, 2018
Fire can be seen through a small window of a combustion unit where drugs and garbage are burned. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Here's what happens to stacks of drugs after police seizures
June 1, 2018 - 5:52pm
May 27, 2018
Temazepam 10mg tablets photo from Wikimedia Commons
Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: Drug abuse among the elderly grows
May 27, 2018 - 10:37am
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
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