Opioids

Reps. Kustoff, Spanberger reintroduce legislation addressing pill presses, counterfeit drugs

U.S. Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) re-introduced the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates (CAST) Act Wednesday. The legislation…

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Sen. Durbin speaks about pandemic’s impact on suicides, overdoses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Democratic whip and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, recently spoke about the dramatic increase in…

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Delaware offering training program for treating OUD

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services plans to offer a training program on treating opioid use disorder (OUD)…

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Pennsylvania advances legislation addressing opioid dependency

Pennsylvania’s Senate Labor and Industry Committee recently advanced legislation that aims to reduce opioid dependency. Senate Bill 147 would amend…

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Drug seizures in Nebraska increased dramatically in 2020

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators in the Omaha Division Office seized $13.3 million of marijuana and methamphetamine in 2020. Investigators…

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Senators reintroduce Fentanyl Act

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have reintroduced a bill that would permanently schedule illicitly manufactured fentanyl.…

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New Jersey AG Grewal announces regulatory actions to address opioid epidemic

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced four actions aimed at preventing opioid overdoses and increasing access to naloxone…

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New York receives nearly $30M for mental health, addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently awarded eight mental health and addiction treatment centers throughout New York…

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Risk factors for fatal drug overdoses vary by gender

Risk factors for relapse following treatment for opioid use disorder vary by gender, according to a University of Southern California…

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Study finds unintended consequences of state opioid policies

A new study into state policies intended to reduce opioid overdose deaths may actually have unintended consequences that increase overdose…

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