Opioids

Senators urge DEA to reduce opioid production quotas

Two years after passing legislation to limit pharmaceutical companies from flooding the market with painkillers, two Senators are now urging…

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VA sees reduction in prescription opioid use

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said it has seen a 64 percent reduction in the use of…

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New Jersey Senate passes Overdose Awareness Day bill

The New Jersey Senate passed a bill Thursday that would designate every Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day. Under the…

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Institute hopes to improve outcomes for mothers, babies addicted to opioids

The Task Force for Global Health’s Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) recently launched a project that aims to improve health…

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U.S. Reps. Vega and Mooney push for evidence-based K-12 curriculum on substance abuse

A new bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Alex Mooney (R-WV), the Saving America’s Future by Educating…

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Universities receive grant for assisting African-American communities

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), an organization working to find solutions to the opioid crisis, recently awarded a…

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White House report shows progress on lowering rates of youth substance use

The Trump Administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) said Monday its latest report shows the program is continuing…

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IRISYS announces sub-cutaneous implant to treat opioid use disorder

IRISYS, a San Diego pharmaceutical company, announced Monday it will be providing contract development and manufacturing services to BioCorRx pharmaceuticals…

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August named opioid awareness month in Florida

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady recently issued a proclamation establishing August “as a month of awareness, training, and…

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Johns Hopkins University receives federal drug grant

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently awarded Johns Hopkins University $774,845 in funding to support its drug use…

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Rep. Dean introduces legislation to eliminate cost-sharing for opioid treatment

Rep. Madeline Dean (D-PA) announced Friday that she was introducing legislation to eliminate cost-sharing for opioid treatment and recovery support.…

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Medical organization issues strategies to treat substance use disorder patients during pandemic

A national medical organization’s focus group on the opioid epidemic issued a list of policies and procedures Friday to protect…

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Ohio lawmakers prioritize fight against ongoing opioid crisis during pandemic

Business shutdowns, job losses, school closures, and increased isolation due to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic have added fuel to…

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Michigan continues lawsuit against opioid distributors during COVID court shutdowns

A videoconference hearing was held Thursday before Judge Patricia Perez Fresard in the state of Michigan’s lawsuit against opioid distributors.…

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Nebraska legislation would treat opioid addiction

Legislation introduced in the Nebraska Legislature would fund the treatment and prevention of opioid addiction. The Opioid Prevention and Treatment…

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Sens. Gardner, Manchin introduce crisis care during pandemic bill

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bill Wednesday that they hope will improve mental health…

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FDA: Prescription labels must recommend availability of naloxone

Healthcare professionals should discuss the availability of naloxone with patients and caregivers, both when beginning and renewing treatment for opioid…

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New Jersey Sen. Bucco calls for Overdose Awareness Day

New Jersey Sen. Tony Bucco’s legislation to establish an Overdose Awareness Day has passed out of the state Senate’s Health,…

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Pennsylvania publishes prescribing guidelines

Pennsylvania recently published two new prescribing guidelines. “These two prescribing guidelines developed by the Safe and Effective Prescribing Task Force…

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Senators propose bill to provide crisis care for opioid addiction during COVID

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation Wednesday that would direct states to use five percent…

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