• opioids April 13, 2022 10:14 pm

    Following Grim New Record in Fatal Overdoses, Vt. Nonprofit Stresses Harm Reduction

    Data released earlier this month confirmed what many human services providers expected to see: that 2021 was the deadliest year in Vermont history for opioid overdoses. “This is already jaw-dropping numbers for Vermont,” said Brenda Siegel, a policy advocate and former gubernatorial candidate in Vermont. The figure Siegel was discussing was the record 210 people known to have died in…

  • Vermont April 13, 2022 10:07 pm

    Vermont Has a Grim New Record in Fatal Overdoses

    2021 was the deadliest year in Vermont history for opioid overdoses.

  • opioid crisis March 21, 2022 10:26 pm

    Opioid Crisis: Rhode Island Reaches Settlement With 2 Drug Manufacturers

    Settlements with drug manufacturers Teva and Allergan announced Monday by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha mark an end to the state’s principal opioid litigation, bringing the total received by the state from a series of cash settlements to nearly $190 million. Under the deal, Teva and Allergan have agreed to deliver $28.5 million and a million free doses of…

  • overdoses February 19, 2022 12:35 am

    New Hampshire Seeing Alarming Spike in Overdoses

    Over the past few months, there’s been an alarming spike in the number of drug overdoses in New Hampshire’s two largest cities. Paramedics in Nashua and in Manchester are responding to several overdose calls every day, nearly 100 calls in the month of January alone. During a 15-minute interview with American Medical Response Regional Director Chris Stawasz, there were...

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