Opioids

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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Roundtable discusses opioid epidemic

A recent virtual roundtable, hosted by White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll and U.S. Sen.…

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Senators question DOJ on Sackler family, Purdue Pharma deal

Six U.S. Senators are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to justify the department’s deal with Purdue Pharma and the…

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House advances bill combating synthetic drug trafficking

A bill that would increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking passed the U.S. House of Representatives…

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GAO report: agencies have not identified how programs support drug control strategy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education have…

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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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Sens. Warren, Markey press NIH for updates on reopening opioid treatment research programs

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, both D-MA, dispatched a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this…

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Rep. Higgins responds to reauthorization of opioid grants

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020. The bill provides $1…

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House advances Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously advanced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill closes…

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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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Ohio professor publishes study on hospital strategies for opioid epidemic

A researcher at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has published a study on what strategies hospitals should adopt…

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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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Buprenorphine can be provided in a sustainable way, researchers find

Primary care practices in high-poverty rural and urban communities struggling financially can offer opioid addiction treatment medication that is buprenorphine-based…

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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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New Hampshire receives $250,000 in drug prevention grants

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently awarded two New Hampshire drug prevention coalitions $250,000 in Drug Free…

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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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Pear Therapeutics announces prescription digital therapeutics for opioid use disorder

Pear Therapeutics, a leader in prescription digital therapeutics (PDT), announced the publication of real-world data on the use of its…

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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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