A Lawrence author aims to spark conversations about drugs and addiction with a new book for tweens and their adult caregivers.
Chrissy Mayer of DCCCA led a free training session this week on how to acquire, store and administer Narcan in case someone overdoses on opioids.
The KBI, Kansas Highway Patrol and attorney general are combining forces to undermine illicit fentanyl networks in the state.
Gov. Laura Kelly had the late Cooper Davis and Sebastain Sheahan in mind Thursday when signing into law bipartisan legislation designed to save lives by decriminalizing in Kansas use of test strips capable of detecting presence of fentanyl in drugs.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday held off on approving a plan for DCCCA to distribute a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug throughout the community in order to get more specifics.
Lawrence-based nonprofit DCCCA has a plan to distribute a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug throughout Douglas County. Commissioners will consider the funding request on Wednesday.
Crystal Tucker’s 22-year-old son suffered chronic back and chest pain from an old skateboarding accident and decided to buy four oxycodone pills on the black market in an attempt to find temporary relief.
Republicans in the Kansas Senate undercut a plan for responding to the crisis in opioid overdose deaths by gutting a bill unanimously passed by the Kansas House and converting it into a vehicle to blunt authority of officials to issue public health directives during disease outbreaks.
The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee reshaped a bill Monday to remove a provision legalizing use of fentanyl strips to help people avoid overdose deaths.
Kansas lawmakers are again trying to legalize fentanyl test strips to keep people alive amid a pandemic of soaring overdoses.
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