Opioid Crisis

The state of North Dakota has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids.

The state Department of HumanServices hosted an Opioid Prevention training seminar at the state Capitol in Bismarck.

The Department's director of behavioral health, Pam Sagness, said prevention can take a number of forms.

"That can be administering medication like naloxone to save a life, but also looking at community prevention," Sagness said. "those community efforts may prevent the abuse of opioids in the first place."

First ND Opioid Treatment Center Opens

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