Here is an overview of national news articles on substance abuse and opioid epidemic. If you have any articles that you think are worth posting here, then please do not hesitate to email them to us.

  • A Central Massachusetts town has voted to join Greenfield in suing big pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for their alleged roles in opioid addiction leading to a crisis, and other communities are considering joining as well.
  • A new alliance launched by Health IT Now features providers, technology startups and medical associations geared towards leveraging data and technology to combat the opioid epidemic.
  • A yearlong investigation has detailed how international drug traffickers harnessed vulnerabilities in the mail system to flood the illicit market with potent opioids, according to a report released Wednesday by Senators Rob Portman and Tom Carper.