opioid epidemic

Needle exchange program aims to protect drug users

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Drug users in Jackson County can exchange old syringes for new ones, through the Jackson County Syringe Exchange Program. Public health said it’s to prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases associated with injections. “This program helps them stay …

Agencies work together to combat opioid overdoses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mercy Flights, Jackson County Public Health, and law enforcement agencies are working together to combat opioid overdoses in Jackson County. While none of the most recent opioid overdoses have been fatal, Jackson County Public Health says they’re stemming from …

Opioid conference looks to tackle statewide crisis

MEDFORD, Ore. – County health leaders across the state are coming together to tackle the opioid crisis. “Lines for Life” is hosting Oregon’s first ever state-wide workshop on opioids, pain and addiction treatment Thursday to Saturday. The event is meant to start …

120 charged with opioid related crimes

Washington, D.C. (CNN) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced what officials call the largest health care fraud enforcement action in Justice Department history. Sessions says upwards of 400 people nationwide stand charged in health care fraud schemes resulting in $1.3 …