opioid epidemic

Minnesota Not Among States Settling with Purdue Pharma

Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits of its powerful prescription opioid painkillers and understating the risks.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the state is not among those that have reached a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the opioids epidemic. The tentative deal between Purdue, thousands of local governments and more than 20 states could be worth up to $12 billion over time. Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Indicts Ten In International Fentanyl Ring

Five defendants are Chinese nationals, and three have been captured in three different states

FARGO, N.D. — What started as an investigation over a fentanyl overdose in Grand Forks in 2015 snowballed into an international opioid ring with the source of the fentanyl traced back to China. “They and their co–conspirators allegedly shipped fentanyl and fentanyl analogues from China through the mail and it killed people, killed people, in North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, and…

How the Metro is Battling the Opioid Epidemic

The Fargo Police Department says their priority is arresting the people bringing the drugs to the metro

FARGO, ND — Last year, 23 people died from opioids in Cass County. This year, through September there have been nine. The numbers seem to be decreasing in the metro, but the epidemic is still affecting hundreds. Solving a problem as big as the opioid epidemic is not simple. “The medical folks are dealing with the issues of drugs and…