Opioids

Walgreens to Begin Selling Narcan

Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose

NATIONAL — Narcan, the medication used to reduce the effects of an overdose, is now available to buy at Walgreens. The company has announced it will stock Narcan in all of its pharmacies nationwide. Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose. Walgreens will also…

LIVE: Helping Kids Say No During Red Ribbon Week

Moorhead P.D. D.A.R.E. Officer Talks Drug Prevention

  Moorhead P.D. D.A.R.E. Officer Ethan Meehan talks about how the D.A.R.E. program works to keep kids from using drugs. He ways peer pressure is one of the biggest threats to kids, even those as young as 5th grade. Meehan says parents need to continue having similar conversations at home as well. D.A.R.E. just began its 5th grade program in…

Chinese Nationals Indicted for Trafficking Opioids In North Dakota

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Tuesday, saying the pair ran one of the world's most prolific drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A pair of Chinese nationals has been indicted on charges that they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States and flowed, in part, through North Dakota. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Tuesday, saying the pair ran one of the world’s most prolific drug trafficking and…

Documentary on Opioid Addiction Seeks Community’s Help for Solution

the 30-minute show is a collaboration between prairie public television and blue cross blue shield of North dakota

FARGO, ND — Prairie Public and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota say they want to teach the community how they can help solve the opioid epidemic. They’ve created a documentary which premiered at the Fargo Theater. The worst part of Joe Moran’s opioid addiction was the withdrawal. “I just wanted to rip my skin off because the anxiety was…

Pharmacists, NDSU Pharmacy School Tackle Opioid Crisis

The university recieved an $11,000 grant in July which they used for the seminar

FARGO, N.D. — Drugs containing opioids do not discriminate. “Problems with opioids can crop up with any person,” said Amy Werremeyer, psychiatric pharmacist at Sanford Health. “You can never predict who it will impact next,” said Siri Burck, NDSU third-year pharmacy student. According to the CDC, more than 91 percent of Americans die every day from opioid addiction. At NDSU Pharmacy School, students…

International Overdose Awareness Day Celebrating Life in Fargo

These 144 pairs of shoes represent the amount of people that die from this disease every day in the United States

FARGO, ND — ReGroup is honoring International Overdose Awareness Day by celebrating life. People are participating in rallies all over the country and the Fed Up Rally! is happening here in Fargo. A bell rings every ten minutes to signify another person who has died from opioids and prescription drugs. “The struggle is real. Addiction is a struggle,” said Sarah…

Essentia Health Hosts Panel on Opioid Crisis

Business leaders gather to discuss ways drug epidemic can be solved

FARGO, ND — It’s a drug killing more than 90 Americans every day: opiates. One mother understands that after sending her two sons to jail. “I was trying to save their lives,” Mary Locken said. Locken’s sons, 23-year-old Joe and 21-year-old Nicholas, were caught up in the storm of addiction. They started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a young…

Kratom: The Solution to Opioid Addiction? Why Does the FDA Want it Banned?

Although it's legal in the United States, the FDA is concerned of its potential for abuse

FARGO, ND — A substance the FDA tried banning last year is being used the F-M area. But one woman says it can be the key to recovering from deadly opioid addictions. A Fargo woman claims Kratom can help opioid addicts. Although it’s legal in the United States, the FDA is concerned of its potential for abuse. Opioid addiction is…

Opioid Outreach: The Battle To Reach Those Battling Addiction

How do you reach people before it's too late?

  The opioid epidemic in the valley is taking lives. Addicts are risking death every time they use. How do you reach people before it’s too late? What does it take to put an end to the scourge? Those are the questions being grappled with across the region. Here are some of the answers the community has found so far….

Woman Dies of Overdose in Front of Local Hospital

After a woman dies after being abandoned in front of a hospital while overdosing Wednesday, Fargo Police want to remind the commuity of a law meant to prevent such incidents

A woman passed away from an overdose after she was left in front of a local hospital last night and Fargo Police want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. The department is reminding people in North Dakota of a law that grants immunity to those who call in a drug overdose. If a person reports an overdose, they will…