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2020-01-31 13:15:30
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Weighs Options to Control Opioid Copycats

WASHINGTON -- Drug control experts urged Congress Tuesday to take quick action to prevent drugs created by clandestine chemists that... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Drug control experts urged Congress Tuesday to take quick action to prevent drugs created by clandestine chemists that mimic the effects of opioids from entering legal and illegal marketplaces. They suggested that Congress turn a temporary order on... Read More

2019-12-20 19:42:55
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Grapples with Spiraling Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate committee sought answers again Tuesday on how to stop a nationwide crisis of opioid addictions... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate committee sought answers again Tuesday on how to stop a nationwide crisis of opioid addictions while acknowledging their previous efforts have largely failed. A record 61,300 people died from drug overdoses in 2017 in the... Read More

How Germany Averted an Opioid Crisis

HAMBURG, Germany — In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly... Read More

HAMBURG, Germany — In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly opiates. Three times as many Americans as Germans experienced opioid addiction. Even as the rates of addiction in the U.S.... Read More

Researcher Develops New Weapon in War Against Overdoses: An Implanted Device That Automatically Releases Lifesaving Naloxone

CHICAGO — An opioid overdose can be a lonely death. People who use drugs often do so in private, and... Read More

CHICAGO — An opioid overdose can be a lonely death. People who use drugs often do so in private, and should they get a dose stronger than they can tolerate, no one will be there to save them with the... Read More

2019-10-01 18:13:36
by Dan McCue
DEA Allowed Increase of Opioid Production as Overdose Deaths Surged, IG Says

WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Agency allowed drug manufacturers to increase production of opioids, despite the fact that overdose deaths... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Agency allowed drug manufacturers to increase production of opioids, despite the fact that overdose deaths were becoming a national health crisis, a government watchdog said in a report released Tuesday. The Justice Department's inspector general... Read More

2019-08-27 20:59:20
by Dan McCue
Rep. Murphy Announces Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Central Florida

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy announced the University of Central Florida will receive $494,412 from the U.S. Department of Health... Read More

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy announced the University of Central Florida will receive $494,412 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid epidemic in central Florida. The funds will be used by the university... Read More

2019-08-26 23:25:56
by Dan McCue
Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Role in State's Opioid Epidemic

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in fueling the state's... Read More

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in fueling the state's opioid abuse crisis. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman's ruling concluded the first state opioid case to make it to... Read More

Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA — In a stark illustration of the depths of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, a new survey of city residents found... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — In a stark illustration of the depths of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, a new survey of city residents found that nearly a third — 29% — know someone who has died from opioid use. The survey, conducted by the... Read More

2019-08-05 21:46:54
by Dan McCue
Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss... Read More

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss how local communities are addressing the opioid crisis and substance abuse in general. Deaths from drug overdoses in New Jersey... Read More

2019-05-17 21:23:03
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the... Read More

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States with more... Read More

2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the... Read More

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

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