opioid crisis

People Across the River Region React to The Highs and Lows of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, people are speaking out about what made this year memorable. We spoke with people who say 2018 was filled with full of highs and lows, both personally and nationally. There are many issues they hope will be resolved in 2019. “It’s been a pretty good year,” new Montgomery, Alabama resident Robert Dalton says. “I…

AG Marshall Talks to Hospital Staff About Opioid Crisis

The ongoing fight against the opioid crisis in Alabama continues tonight. ┬áNow, Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking the fight to the front lines to see the problem first hand. The opioid crisis is often described through statistics and studies and few people see it firsthand like nurses and doctors.   Amanda Hannon with the Elmore Community Hospital says it’s…

State of Alabama Suing Opioid Pain Medication Company

Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced that the State of Alabama has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Purdue Frederick Company and Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, the makers and sellers of prescription opioid pain medications, including the brand name drugs OxyContin, MS Contin, Dilaudid/Dilaudid HP, Butrans, Hysingla ER, and Targiniq ER, as well as generic opioids. According to a statement from Marshall’s…