OPIOIDS

AMHERST — Although deaths from opioid overdoses appear to be receding statewide, health experts say the problem continues to worsen in western...

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South Deerfield man charged with five counts of distributing fentanyl and five counts of selling counterfeit drugs pleaded...

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South Deerfield man being charged with five counts of distributing fentanyl and five counts of selling counterfeit drugs has...

Medication-assisted treatment for inmates at the Franklin County Jail was seen as a factor in a 60 percent drop in countywide opioid-related deaths...

Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

7/16/18

BOSTON — Judges in Massachusetts can order people with addiction to remain drug free as a condition of probation and jail defendants for failing to...

BOSTON — Education and opioid bills are on the House’s agenda for this week, Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday.The House scheduled three formal...

GREENFIELD — Jenny has been clean for about 11 months. She lives in a sober home in Greenfield.When Jenny got out of jail, her counselor helped...

GREENFIELD — A recovery friendly resource fair will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at Greenfield Community College, bringing together the...

BOSTON — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a...

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker bent down and pumped his fist at the mere mention by Speaker Robert DeLeo of his opioid abuse prevention bill, but with...

QUINCY — The last thing Lizabeth Loud wanted, a month from giving birth, was to be forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller...

GREENFIELD — The state’s latest data on opioid-related deaths paints a fairly positive picture, but current data that’s available locally depicts a...

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