Opioids

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MDH reports sharp rise in drug overdose deaths during pandemic

More than 1,000 people died of a drug overdose in MN last year.

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After 2 young people die, Roseville police issue drug overdose alert

Two young people have died in the past 24 hours, Roseville PD said Saturday.

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Drug warning in Rochester after men aged 18, 22 die from overdoses

City police say drugs bought off the streets may contain potentially fatal substances.

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Minnesota to receive nearly $8M in McKinsey opioid settlement

The money will go to opioid prevention and education in Minnesota.

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Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Woman, 21, charged with murder of Mankato fentanyl overdose victim

The arrest was made nearly one month after the 23-year-old's death.

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Charge: Woman fatally struck by driver using morphine, oxycodone

A 69-year-old woman was walking home when she was hit.

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2 charged in connection with man's fatal overdose in Waconia

A 33-year-old man died after taking heroin combined with fentanyl.

St. Paul PD issues warning after 6 overdoses in one day

Police suspect the substance may have been laced with fentanyl.

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Overdose deaths involving opioids, other drugs fell in MN last year

It's welcome news, but health officials say overdose rates are still at historic highs.

New DHS system will monitor doctors prescribing too many opioids

Healthcare providers will be put on improvement programs if they're giving out too many.

County jail staff hospitalized after possible exposure to opioids

11 staff members were checked over by medical staff.

What new Minnesota laws will go into effect July 1?

The Minnesota Legislature managed to pass laws relating to wage theft, marital rape and opioids.

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Bill would make drug companies pay millions for opioid crisis

The Minnesota House passed the proposal Monday.

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Suicide and fatal opioid overdoses continue to rise in MN

The latest figures, covering 2017, shows a continuing trend.

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Statewide warning about fentanyl-laced pills that have already killed 1

The pills appear like legal oxycodone, but contain the deadly synthetic opioid.

Anoka Co. has at least 3 OD deaths over last 10 days

The local sheriff says the county sees "4-6 heroin overdoses every day."

Today's the day to get rid of those old Rx pills

Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day – where can you drop yours off?

Watch: Eden Prairie families devastated by opioids tell their stories

Eden Prairie police put together a video of interviews with two bereaved families.

Maplewood dentist accused of illegally prescribing opioids

He didn't have a medical purpose for prescribing the drugs, federal prosecutors say.