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Martha Roby: We’re tackling the opioid crisis head-on

There are countless important issues currently facing our state and country. From ongoing conversations about border security to the pressing need to...

Alabama community health centers receive $4M in critical opioid treatment grants

Community health centers across the state are receiving federal grants to support increased treatment and prevention for opioid and substance abuse. Sen. Richard Shelby made...

Daniel Sutter: Are we making the opioid problem worse?

Opioid abuse is taking a tremendous toll on America, with 42,000 opioid-related deaths in 2016. The problem involves both prescription opioid-based painkillers and illegal...

Prosecutor on Justice’s opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed...

Walt Maddox unveils plan to tackle Alabama’s growing opioid crisis

Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to tackle growing Alabama's opioid epidemic. "Like most states, Alabama has been...

Steve Marshall praises Donald Trump’s opioid abuse initiative

President Donald Trump on Monday announced a new initiative to stop opioid abuse and to reduce the drugs supply and demand. The president's list of requirements...

Donald Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current...

Alabama Senate votes to toughen fentanyl penalties

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday unanimously voted to toughen penalties for trafficking a powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl. Fentanyl has caused fatal overdoses across the United States....

BCBS of Alabama launching new opioid management strategy

In an effort to combat the growing opioid abuse epidemic in Alabama and as a measure of concern for their customers’ care and safety Blue...

Mobile, Ala. joins the fights against opioid manufacturers

The City of Mobile, Ala. is hoping to hold the companies it says is responsible for dumping millions of dollars' worth of prescription opiates into...
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