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New Pennsylvania law adds carfentanil to controlled substance list

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law Act 117 of 2020 that adds carfentanil to the list of Schedule…

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Organization holds annual meeting focusing on public health

The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), in conjunction with the Alcohol Justice, held its fifth annual summit virtually over three…

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Arkansas Attorney Gen. Rutledge launches virtual prescription drug abuse summit

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Friday that the Ninth Annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit would be held…

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Legislation would expand opioid grants

The U.S. House recently voted to authorize the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act for $9 billion over the next…

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Legislation would track drug deaths in Pennsylvania

Legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would expand the tracking of narcotics deaths linked to the use of drugs…

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New Jersey mentoring program awarded $600,000

The U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded Prevention is Key (PIK), a New Jersey nonprofit organization, a $600,000 grant through…

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New York man accused of using doctor’s prescription pad to get more than 11,500 opioid pills

A Valley Stream, N.Y. man has been arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for using a doctor’s prescription pad…

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Insurance plan brings in-home substance use disorder treatment program to Massachusetts

Tufts Health Plan announced Wednesday that it will expand its substance use disorder treatment delivery options to include an in-home…

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Pennsylvania renews opioid crisis disaster declaration

Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf recently renewed the state’s opioid disaster declaration, reflecting the 12th renewal since it was originally signed…

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Arizona launches plan to reduce suicides

Arizona recently launched a plan to address suicide rates in the state, an effort led by Dr. Cara Christ, Department…

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Wisconsin collects nearly 90,000 pounds of medications

Wisconsin collected 89,982 pounds of disposed prescription medications, the largest nationwide, on Drug Take Back Day held Oct. 24, according…

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Illinois joins campaign to prevent suicide

Illinois recently became the latest state to join the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide, a challenge that champions mental health…

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Tennessee drug overdose intervention program receives nearly $900,000

A successful program in Sullivan County, Tenn., that works with people who have had an overdose to get them treatment…

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Creek County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership in Okla. receives $125,000 Drug-Free Communities grant

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) applauded a $125,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program for Oklahoma's Creek County…

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Four Kentucky organizations receive funding for addiction prevention

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently awarded $500,000 to four Kentucky organizations for their substance-abuse…

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Rep. Emmer announces $125,000 in Drug Free Communities grant

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) announced Thursday that Sherburne County would receive $125,000 in grants to fight substance abuse. The…

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Pennsylvania hosts virtual event on vaping epidemic, prevention

Pennsylvania’s departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) recently held a two-day virtual summit on vaping. The American…

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Oregon, Oklahoma voters weigh in on tobacco control measures on the ballot

Voters in Oregon and Oklahoma have voted in favor of public health, Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society’s…

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Texas hospital publishes strategy for providing psychiatric care during pandemic

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published its strategy in Psychiatry Research for providing psychiatric…

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More than $1M awarded to Kentucky treatment facilities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Affairs recently awarded two Kentucky substance abuse treatment facilities $1.3 million. Shepherds…

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