MEDFORD, Ore.– Jackson County Public Health is keeping its first-ever “Red Alert” in place after seeing an uptick in opioid overdoses for the second week in a row. Since the health department began seeing spikes in the level of fatal ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.–  Jackson County Public Health remains on red alert after a recent spike of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. The county issued the alert Saturday and expect it to continue throughout the week. Meanwhile, a coordinated effort by the ...

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 ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— Jackson County Public Health is issuing a health warning tonight after seeing a rise in accidental opioid overdoses. The warning is a yellow alert, and it comes after a cluster of emergency department visits for non-fatal overdoses ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A local doctor is trying to revolutionize the approach of managing patients pain while alleviating the opioid crisis. Doctor James Van Horne, an orthopedic surgeon in Grants Pass, practices using the the treatment plan called “Patient ...

SALEM, Ore.– Oregon, like the rest of the nation, is in the midst of the opioid epidemic but from a recently released audit from the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, the state’s response has vastly underperformed compared to other states. Oregon ...

ASHLAND, Ore. — Doctor Jim shames, the Jackson County Public Health officer says Oregon has made the most progress out of any other state in the nation when it comes to reducing opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Dr. Shames says the ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– A new drug that has made it’s way into the Rogue Valley in the past couple years has law enforcement and health officials concerned about the potential it has to disrupt the community. It’s called fentanyl, a synthetic ...

FARGO, N.D. (KVLY/CNN) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on dealers in the opioid crisis. He was in Fargo, North Dakota, Friday to announce new court action against people involved with illegally bringing drugs like fentanyl into the ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Opioid deaths are on the rise in Jackson County, with 10 people dying within the first four months of 2018. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports six people died from opioids in Jackson County in 2017, with four dying in ...

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