Connecticut joins antitrust lawsuit against opioid treatment drug manufacturer

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register  Connecticut took on a broad scope of the deadly drug epidemic Friday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced state police will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to try to save lives, while the state attorney general’s office said the state is joining a federal antitrust lawsuit against a company that manufactures medication used to treat … Continue reading Connecticut joins antitrust lawsuit against opioid treatment drug manufacturer

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New Haven rehab center helps US attorney learn about addiction treatments, amid aim to target opioid crisis

This article originally appeared in the New Haven Register written by Anna Bisaro. The photograph is by Arnold Gold.  NEW HAVEN >> Sitting next to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Gloria told the conference room full of federal prosecutors, investigators, and healthcare providers that she has detoxed from an alcohol addiction 15 times. “It’s very hard to start your life over when … Continue reading New Haven rehab center helps US attorney learn about addiction treatments, amid aim to target opioid crisis

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Connecticut U.S. Attorney pens letter marking Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Week

NEW HAVEN>> To commemorate Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly issued a letter on Monday titled “The Perfect Storm” detailing the impact the epidemic has had on the state. In her letter, Daly mentioned the fatal overdose of Louis Ahearn, 23, of Derby, who death led to the arrest of Bradley Commerford. Ahearn’s story was profiled in an August 2016 story in the New … Continue reading Connecticut U.S. Attorney pens letter marking Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Week

Man in North Haven found with heroin during traffic stop

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register NORTH HAVEN >> A Marlborough man was arrested early Tuesday after North Haven police say they found drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Jesse Bellobuono, 31, was also allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, police spokesman Capt. Kevin Glenn said later Tuesday in a release. Glenn said officers pulled Bellobuono over at about 6 a.m. … Continue reading Man in North Haven found with heroin during traffic stop

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Hartford Police seize 50,000 bags of heroin

HARTFORD >> Police seized 50,000 bags of heroin on Tuesday evening  while executing a high-risk warrant at 50 Forrest St., marking one the largest narcotics bust in the state this year. Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley said Wednesday the value of the drugs could be up to $250,000, depending on the estimated amount per bag. Also found during the search were 350 grams … Continue reading Hartford Police seize 50,000 bags of heroin

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In New Haven, addiction treatment options for pregnant women can lead to healthy babies

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> Taking the heroin was easy for the woman. She had already spent several years popping pills, using Percocet well after the medication was no longer needed for her surgery recovery. By the time she met a man who would end up fathering her child, trying heroin … Continue reading In New Haven, addiction treatment options for pregnant women can lead to healthy babies

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Connecticut medical examiner’s office projects nearly 900 fatal drug overdoses in state for 2016

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez. HARTFORD >> The state’s Chief Medical Examiner is projecting nearly 900 people will die of accidental drug overdoses this year, continuing the annual increase of deaths attributed to drug use in the state since 2012. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said in a release Friday that between January … Continue reading Connecticut medical examiner’s office projects nearly 900 fatal drug overdoses in state for 2016