Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> The country’s two previous opioid epidemics led to changes in federal laws and policy, but had other unintended effects that likely are helping to fuel the current drug crisis, according to a Yale professor. Yale University School of Public Health epidemiology and pharmacology professor Robert … Continue reading Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez with additional reporting by Leslie Lake. The powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil has made its way to Connecticut and was part of a drug cocktail that claimed its first victim, a man who died in Norwalk. Officials last year said there was no clear indication the opioid, which the … Continue reading Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose

Yale authored CDC report lauds New Haven’s response to fentanyl overdoses

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> The quick-acting response by city medical, law enforcement and public health officials to last summer’s string of fentanyl overdoses likely limited the potential impact of the drug’s deadly outbreak, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Morbidity and … Continue reading Yale authored CDC report lauds New Haven’s response to fentanyl overdoses

Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office release short film: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home

The Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office last month released a short film about the state’s opioid crisis titled “The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut.” The 15-minute films features interviews with law enforcement officials, medical professionals and community leaders. The video includes Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, who’s spearheaded initiatives investigating overdoses in the state. “We at the U.S. Attorney’s Office are dedicating significant … Continue reading Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office release short film: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home

Gov. Malloy introduces statewide strategy at Yale to combat opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register on Thursday, Oct. 6 and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez  NEW HAVEN >> Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday unveiled a statewide strategy to address the opioid epidemic that he hopes will reduce the number of fatal overdoses that continue to ravage Connecticut by providing more access to addiction treatment. Malloy made the announcement inside … Continue reading Gov. Malloy introduces statewide strategy at Yale to combat opioid crisis