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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks AG Marshall's actions battling the opioid crisis and more on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss a few of Erica's recent stories including Alabama AG Marshall's recent actions to hold accountable those responsible for the opioid crisis.

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Jefferson County averaging one suspected drug overdose a day in 2024

Just two and a half weeks into 2024, Jefferson County is already seeing more suspected drug overdose deaths than days of the year.

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Legislators, state officials begin planning how to spend $300 million in opioid settlement funds

Legislators and state officials have begun deliberations over how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars the state of Alabama has received in litigation settlements with pharmaceutical companies.

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AG Marshall sends letter to local officials to reinforce terms of $300 million in opioid settlement funds

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sent a letter to municipal leaders around the state on Monday to explain how they are allowed to use the approximately $300 million in opioid settlement money to be paid over several years.

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Principals at Jefferson County Schools receive training to administer opioid-countering drug

School principals in Jefferson County now know how to administer a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.

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Former NFL quarterback, Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf speaks about opioid addiction and mental health at VitAL summit

Former NFL quarterback and 1997 Heisman Trophy finalist Ryan Leaf spoke at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Thursday about his struggle with opioid addiction. 

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Toxicology report confirms deceased Selma High Student had hydrocodone and fentanyl in his system

The Selma High School student who passed away in the school’s cafeteria had two opioids in his system, including fentanyl, according to a toxicology report released by Selma officials.

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National database reveals Alabama has seventh-highest non-fatal opioid overdose rate

New data from the White House shows Alabama has one of the highest nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO) rates in the country.

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Former DEA agent: Thanksgiving is ‘biggest drug-swapping day of the year’

As families gather this Thanksgiving, a former DEA agent is warning of the dangers of drug activity and the part unwitting family members can play in their loved one's addiction.