Opioid Manufacturers; AG Josh Hawley Expands Opioid Marketing Investigation to Seven Additional Pharmaceutical Companies

Jefferson City, Mo. August 30, 2017 (STL.NEWS) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley continues to widen his investigation of opioid manufacturers, today announcing the issuance of civil investigative demands to seven major opioid manufacturers. These investigative demands require the manufacturers to provide documents and information relevant to the Attorney General Office’s ongoing investigation of the pharmaceutical industry’s marketing … Continue reading Opioid Manufacturers; AG Josh Hawley Expands Opioid Marketing Investigation to Seven Additional Pharmaceutical Companies

Arizona News: Arizona Awarded $20 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona will receive over $20 million to continue the efforts to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic.  The funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the first installment of a two-year grant for State Opioid Response (SOR).  AHCCCS, will … Continue reading Arizona News: Arizona Awarded $20 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON  | Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioid bill

WASHINGTON  — Consumer and health care groups say they’re trying to block the pharmaceutical industry from commandeering opioid legislation and using it to roll back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Republican leaders are saying little about the behind-the-scenes discussions. But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s office calls it a “Republican attempt … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioid bill

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Joins 11-State Push for Deeper Cuts in Opioid Pill Manufacturing

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley joined an 11-state coalition in calling upon the federal government to implement sweeping reforms to account for the misuse of prescription painkillers and ultimately lead to the manufacturing of fewer opioids in 2019. Attorney General Hawley believes that although a 10-percent reduction is a step in … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Joins 11-State Push for Deeper Cuts in Opioid Pill Manufacturing

New measures in fight against opioids crisis take effect today

JEFFERSON CITY, MO August 28, 2017 (STL.NEWS) – This past July, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law new opioids legislation that goes into effect today, giving Missourians three new tools in the fight against this epidemic. Two of these measures are aimed at saving lives in the event of an overdose. The first provision … Continue reading New measures in fight against opioids crisis take effect today

Washington, D.C. | Aderholt Announces $1.1 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in North Alabama

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement announcing more than $1.1 million to community health centers in Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District to help combat the opioid crisis. Congress appropriated the money and it will be distributed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. “The United States is currently … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Aderholt Announces $1.1 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in North Alabama

Washington, D.C. | Reps. Coffman and Bishop Introduce ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (CO-06), a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Mike Bishop (MI-08), released the following statements upon introduction of H.R. 6848, the ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’. If enacted, this bill would require a physical pill drop off receptacle at all U.S. Department of Veterans … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Reps. Coffman and Bishop Introduce ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’

Las Vegas, Nevada | MCSALLY DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR ARIZONA IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION BILL

Legislation Will Improve the Department of Veterans Affairs and Rebuild Arizona Military Bases Las Vegas, Nevada – Today, President Trump signed into law, legislation to fund military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2019. This legislation provides support for critical housing, infrastructure, and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, … Continue reading Las Vegas, Nevada | MCSALLY DELIVERS MAJOR VICTORIES FOR ARIZONA IN MILITARY CONSTRUCTION BILL