Spurred by stories of addiction from across the state, lawmakers this
week are voting out of committees a wide-ranging bill aimed at
minimizing the effects of opiate use on the health and safety of
A new research paper shows doctors in Vermont are feeling the stress of being on the front lines of
the fight against prescription drug abuse. The report lays out several
recommendations – including changing insurance policies so that non-drug
therapies are covered.
related crimes have escalated across Vermont
– mostly because of a surge in heroin and prescription drug abuse. In the second part of our series, VPR’s Nina Keck reports for
Rutland it’s the northwest part of the city that’s struggling most with
One of the key issues facing
lawmakers before adjournment involves access to the state’s prescription drug
database by law enforcement officials. The House is insisting that the police get a warrant from a judge before
using the database but the Senate is arguing that the warrant isn’t needed.