Opioid

Kara Marxer
November 09, 2017 - 6:28 am
Thursday Kansas City-area leaders are looking at ways to help opioid addicts and prevent more people from getting hooked. Stakeholders from the Jackson County Health Department, the city of Kansas City and the regional opioid task force are holding a summit to talk about a problem that continues to...
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Michael Ronnebaum
October 24, 2017 - 5:53 am
A report out of Tennessee shows drug dealers are starting to cut cocaine with fentanyl, a potent opioid that is linked to overdose deaths across the country. Dealers have used fentanyl to cut heroin and other opioids for years, but finding it in cocaine is considered a game-changer. Fentanyl is a...
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August 23, 2017 - 7:04 am
Johnson County prosecutors know they have a difficult task ahead of them as they prepare a case against a man for allegedly selling a drug that led to a fatal overdose. The prosecution is the first of its kind in Kansas. Michael Bickley is charged with distribution of drugs resulting in death...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:17 pm
The supermarket chain Hy-Vee is stepping into the fight against the opioid epidemic in the US by offering Naloxone without a prescription. The new policy applies in four out of eight states where it has pharmacies - Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Naloxone is a nasal spray used to...
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April 11, 2017 - 7:39 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has passed a bill granting legal immunity for people with small amounts of drugs seeking medical assistance for overdoses.
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