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Woman sentenced for murder in husband’s overdose

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

STILLWATER — A Minnesota woman faces six years in prison for providing a lethal dose of methadone to her husband after he drank a dozen beers.

Jennifer Marie Johnson, 44, was sentenced Thursday to 74 months in prison in connection with the overd…continue reading on

State fines Minneapolis methadone centers

December 17, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

ST. PAUL The state has ordered two Minneapolis drug treatment centers to pay a $1,200 fine on allegations they improperly dispensed the drug-treatment medicine methadone.
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Northland men’s deaths inspire action on methadone

October 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Following the deaths of two Northland men, State Rep. Tom Huntley and State Sen. Roger Reinert say they want to hold hearings this fall to determine if more restrictions are needed on how metha­done treatment is administered in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Former Duluth clinic patient: Success depends on personal responsibility

September 26, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

I was admitted to the clinic in July of 2010 and as of this date, September 2012, I am now out of the clinic, drug free and have my life back. Continue Reading

State to revoke Duluth methadone clinic’s license

September 24, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The state is revoking the license for Duluth’s methadone clinic following what it said were numerous chronic and serious violations of state and federal laws, according to an order issued today. Continue Reading

Despite drawbacks, many consider methadone treatment for opiate addiction

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It might not be perfect, but it’s the best solution we’ve got.
That sums up why proponents of methadone say that despite the risks, it’s the best treatment for opiate addiction. Continue Reading

Why and how we examined methadone in Minnesota

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In early 2012, the News Tribune got a tip that several people in the Duluth area had overdosed and died from methadone in recent years. Continue Reading

Methadone treatment: Do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Methadone, a drug deemed by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control “the most effective treatment for opiate addiction,” is in essence a risk-versus-reward system. Continue Reading

Many consider methadone treatment to be the best for opiate addiction

September 15, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

It might not be perfect, but it’s the best solution we’ve got. Continue Reading

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