“We in the United States pay by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, which is a real problem,” said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. That's why generic drugs are so important; they cost less than the big name brands. But over the past year, that has changed.
The heroin and opiate epidemic isn't something new to the northeast. Officials in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York are continuing to work to find ways to reverse the trend.
Police say Lucas Gingras was on drugs and hallucinated a bear attack before convincing his girlfriend to jump off a ledge.
It's a weekly news headline Vermonters are becoming accustomed too: a drug bust in the state, usually involving heroin or opiates. And while there are waiting lists at most treatment centers one center is working to accommodate as many people as possible.
When you hear the term Meth Lab, you may jump to a stereotype of a big operation you've seen on TV. In reality, it seems we are seeing more meth labs pop up in Vermont, but on a much smaller scale.
As treatment experts and police talked about ways to fix the problem we looked at what's been done so far.
The Claremont police say the number of drug arrests is on the rise, so much so they are turning to the community for help.
Hartford Vermont Police bust two people inside a hotel room with large amounts of heroin and cocaine.
Vermont State Police say a powerfull painkiller is being sold as heroin in the state.
State lawmakers propose making Sudafed and similar cold medications a prescription to limit meth manufacturing.
Police say an infant was used to smuggle drugs into a jail in South Burlington.
A drug clinic has opened near two schools in South Burlington.