Stimulants

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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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 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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Senators call for increase in opioid, substance use disorder funding in Biden’s Budget proposal

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined several other colleagues in urging President Joe…

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Maine Attorney General releases January drug overdose data

Maine’s Attorney General Aaron Frey, along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, announced they will be releasing drug…

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Senators propose funding for mobile crisis response teams

A group of six senators introduced a bill that would help states adopt mobile crisis response teams for use when…

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Senators urge Biden to increase opioid, substance use disorder funding

A group of 19 U.S. senators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to increase federal funding…

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