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Naugatuck wants say in allocation of opioid settlement funds

By Andreas Yilma Citizen's News NAUGATUCK -- Borough officials want more say in the allocation of funds from a national opioid litigation settlement. Lawyers for local governments...

Number of fatal overdoses spike in state

The number of fatal overdoses in the state reached 1,200 in 2019, the highest number ever as the scourge of fentanyl continues to claim...

ODMAP provides another weapon in opioid fight

Officials from local health departments have newly-available overdose data in their arsenal as they work to combat the opioid overdose crisis. Since June 1, the...

Opioid crisis takes center stage at forum

NAUGATUCK — A panel of 21 professionals gathered at Naugatuck High School Oct. 29 to discuss the crisis of opioid addiction. State Sen. George Logan,...

Lawsuit against drug makers attracting interest

Like many first responders, Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield keeps a dose of Narcan, a drug to combat opiate overdoses, in his vehicle. Chatfield, who is...

State enlists pharmacists to combat opioid crisis

Pharmacists are now on the front line of the state’s battle with opioid addiction. The number of overdose deaths from opioids has risen over the...

Forum focuses on opioid crisis

NAUGATUCK — Opioid use in Connecticut is an epidemic that is spiraling out of control. That’s the picture that state and local officials painted...

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