US Doles Out Relief Dollars to Build Employment Pipelines

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — With the highest Mexico unemployment rate in the nation, New is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance … Read more

Relaxed Methadone Rules Appear Safe, Researchers Find | Health News

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer As the coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation in March of 2020, the US government told methadone clinics they could allow stable patients with opioid addiction to take their medicine at home unsupervised. Methadone, an opioid itself, can be dangerous in large amounts and most patients are required … Read more

WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Cabell … Read more

Kentucky Shatters Its Fatal Overdose Record; Fentanyl Blamed | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians … Read more

Kentucky shatters its fatal overdose record; fentanyl blamed

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021 … Read more

Group Formed to Oversee Distribution of Opioid Settlement | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step Monday to turn a massive settlement into action to combat opioid addiction, as Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced members of a group overseeing the state’s share. The Bluegrass State will receive $483 million from settlements finalized this year with drugmaker Johnson & … Read more

State of the Air report ranks Phoenix among 25 worst US cities for pollution

Posted Apr 22, 2022, 6:19 am Endia Fontanez Cronkite News Maricopa County is one of several Arizona counties that received a failing grade in air cleanliness based on high ozone days and high particle pollution days, according to the latest state of the Air report by the American Lung Association. The report, released Thursday, found … Read more

Treatment for Opioid Addiction often Brings Discrimination | Health News

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danielle Russell was in the emergency department at an Arizona hospital last fall, sick with COVID-19, when she made the mistake of answering completely when she was asked what medications she was on. “I said yes, I was taking methadone,” said Russell, a doctoral … Read more

On the Heels of Historic Drug Overdoses, Spero Health Opens New Addiction Treatment Clinic in Charlottesville | Business

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 4, 2022– Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 25,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced the opening of a new clinic in Charlottesville, VA on Friday March 4 th, located at 125 Riverbend Drive, joining a network of more than 70 Spero Health … Read more