opioid use disorder

PORTLAND, Maine - Research by the Maine Medical Center has found that many patients considered at high risk for opioid overdose were not prescribed an overdose-reversing drug.

Maine will invest almost $6 million in federal money in community health centers and other institutions to try to fight the state's opioid abuse crisis.

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The number of women incarcerated in Maine is rising fast. In the past six years the number of female inmates at the Maine Correctional Center (MCC) in Windham has grown from about 150 to more than 220, as of April. And the state Department of Corrections has a problem: the overcrowded women's facility is housed in a men's prison.

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A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston finds that prescribing practices are a stronger driver of the opioid crisis in New England than economic conditions. The goal of the study was to better understand the underlying cause of the epidemic, which has claimed 10,000 lives across the region in recent years.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The federal court in Maine is set to hear a lawsuit challenging the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jails.

Maine had among the highest annual rate of increases in the number of U.S. mothers who had opioid use disorder at the time of labor and delivery during a recent 15-year period.