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TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event
TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event

Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern

With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse

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David McNew/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images

State Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana

A state senator wants to impose Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on medical marijuana purchases and assess soon-to-be opened dispensaries a 4 percent surcharge on their revenues.

Sen. Brian Joyce, a Democrat from Milton, proposes money generated from the marijuana taxes be designated to a new state fund for substance abuse treatment programs

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Joe Amon/Getty Images
Joe Amon/Getty Images

New Painkiller Worries Officials

A new painkiller is set to hit the market soon, and law enforcement officials and healthcare experts are clenching their teeth.

Zohydro ER, a hydrocodone-based painkiller, was approved by the FDA in October, and is set to hit pharmacies within the next month

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New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr
New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr

Wareham Housekeeper Stealing Veteran’s Drugs

A housekeeper at a Wareham veterans' home has been charged with stealing prescription medications from the home, and replacing them with over-the-counter pills to hide the thefts.

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New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr
New Hampshire Public Radio, flickr

Wareham, New Bedford Hosting Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Town of Wareham is one of a few local communities participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Area residents can bring their unwanted or old prescription drugs to collection sites throughout the Southcoast, and safeley dispose of them

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Carver PD
Carver PD

Drug Deal Broken Up at King Richard’s Faire

A New Bedford man was arrested in Carver after police witnessed him dealing drugs.

According to the Boston Herald, Carver police say 23-year-old John DeAndrade of New Bedford was selling drugs to a 16-year-old when police begain to question the two of them

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