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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an all-time high across the United States, and Birmingham has been hit particularly hard. In the past four years, heroin overdose deaths in Jefferson County and surr... read more

Physician burnout declared a public health crisis

“There is simply no way to achieve the goal of improving healthcare while those on the front lines ... recommendations offer an important advance toward ensuring that physicians are able to bring thei... read more

Drug treatment program expanded to offer more defendants a chance at recovery, D.A. announces

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A ray of H.O.P.E. in a borough plagued by the opioid epidemic shined a little brighter Wednesday after it was announced that the drug treatment program would be expanded. The H. ... read more

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Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to save lives

Nearly 15 months into recovery from heroin addiction ... hit hardest by the epidemic have now seen apparent declines – some sporadic, some sustained. And some of the programs and policies adopted in t... read more


‘Don’t give up on them’: Mother reflects on Maine’s battle with opioid epidemic

Keating died from an accidental heroin ... treatment. This is the only such program in the state, Kivler said, although he does not think it will stay that way for long. Admittedly, not as many people ... read more

NEWS MAKERS OF THE YEAR: The heroes on the front lines of Greater Taunton's heroin epidemic

Name: Ed Walsh Role: Chief of the Taunton Police Department Working on the front lines of the ... that prevention and treatment needs to become the central focus as the city wrests itself from the gri... read more

D.C. lawmakers to probe city’s failures in stemming opioid epidemic

D.C. lawmakers will hold a public hearing to examine failures in the city’s response to surging heroin deaths in African American neighborhoods and to assess future strategies for combating the opioid ... read more

Amid Debate Over Designated Injection Sites, Dwindling ‘Safe’ Options for NYC’s Opioid Users

She grew up three blocks from there, and when she used heroin, this was her terrain ... Cardelle is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in New York City. On any given day, she and her team, whic... read more

Heroin epidemic: Is it real?

Across the U.S., officials are sounding an alarm on heroin use. The U.S. Attorney General calls it an "'urgent public health crisis'" and network television news routinely describes it as an epidemic ... read more

Leading health care organizations declare physician burnout as ‘public health crisis’

“There is simply no way to achieve the goal of improving healthcare while those on the front lines — our physicians — are experiencing an epidemic of burnout due to the conflicting demands ... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United Stat... read more



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