Author: KGW Staff SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — A group of Attorneys General from multiple states, including Oregon, have reached a $3.1 billion settlement with Walmart over allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis. Oregon Attorney General Ellen ...

Author: Mike Benner (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Deputies with the Special Investigations Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office seized 92,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Sunday. According to the agency, they also seized three pounds of ...

In this Mental Health Minute, we hear from Leona O’Keefe from Boulder Care. She talks about how people with substance use disorders can get help through teleheath visits. To learn more call 855-873-9323 or visit boulder.care ...

Author: KGW Staff OREGON CITY, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon City School District will begin stocking naloxone in schools and provide training in its use for reversing opioid overdoses after a unanimous vote by the school board Monday evening. With ...

Author: Tim Gordon (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Purdue Pharma, the former manufacturer of OxyContin, has reached a new settlement deal with Oregon, Washington and six other states for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. In September, the now-defunct ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan report from a congressional commission says the primary driver of the opioid epidemic today is illicit fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more potent than heroin. The report from the ...

STAMFORD, Conn. (CNN) – Purdue Pharma has filed a 300-page plan outlining how it wants to restructure as a new company following its bankruptcy. The plan is part of a plea bargain in a case where the OxyContin maker pleaded ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials in Jackson County are issuing a warning due to an increase in illicit opioid overdoses. According to Jackson County Public Health, the “Yellow Alert” is being sent out based on a sudden increase in ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – Police announced the discovery of tens-of-thousands of fentanyl pills found inside a van’s hidden compartment after a traffic stop on Interstate 5. The Medford Police Department said on July 28, officers with the Medford Area Drug and ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A yellow alert has been extended in Jackson County due to the longest period of accidental overdoses from illegal opioids. Jackson County Public Health issued the alert four weeks ago. They’re keeping it in place because ...

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