US Department of Labor News: DOL provides national health emergency dislocated worker grant to combat opioid crisis in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant…

Missouri News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Releases Legislative Priorities

ST LOUIS, MO – Jan. 9, 2019 – This morning the National Council on Alcoholism and…

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump: Congress can choose USMCA or nothing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all…

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | White House: China has agreed to label fentanyl, tied to US opioid crisis, a controlled substance

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — White House: China has agreed to label fentanyl, tied to US opioid…

Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a…

Opioid case has new complication: Babies born in withdrawal

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has…

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in…

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

Flurry of activity in federal prosecutions against heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid traffickers in South Dakota…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging…

AP FACT CHECK: Ad on Tina Smith’s investments is misleading

In the race to complete former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s term, Republican hopeful Karin Housley has…

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Announces $35 Million to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another $35 Million to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced $35 million in funding to support law enforcement…

U.S. Political News: Hudson’s Bipartisan Bills to Combat Opioid Crisis Head to Trump’s Desk

Hudson’s Bipartisan Bills to Combat Opioid Crisis Head to Trump’s Desk Hudson’s bill has been praised…

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, 12 Massachusetts Programs Awarded Over $8.4 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis

BOSTON, Ms. – The Department of Justice is awarding over $8.4 million to 12 Massachusetts programs…

West Virginia News: WHEELING, Justice Department is awarding almost $320 million, including nearly $7 million in West Virginia, to combat opioid crisis

WHEELING, West Virginia – On the first day of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, U.S. Attorney Bill…

WASHINGTON | Rep. Cook Votes for Comprehensive Bill to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that…

New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.…

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner’s office telling them of…

Homeland Security News: DHS Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – On June 19, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials participated in a hearing titled…

Opioid crisis affects police dogs, too

HAMILTON, N.J./ Jan. 26, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — For Paul Ressler, president and CEO of The Overdose…

Lt. Governor Smith Announces New State Guidelines to Cut Risk of Opioid Addiction

New guidelines developed by health care providers and community partners under bipartisan legislation signed by Governor…

#MoFightsOpioids – fighting the crisis on multiple fronts

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/October 18, 2017 (STL.News) – The opioid crisis in Missouri has reached epidemic levels:…

US Senator Roy Blunt touts details of bipartisan, committee passed LHHS Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. September 8, 2017 (STL.NEWS) NEWSBRIEF:  Addressing the committee passing the LHHS Funding Bill as…

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…

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…

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

COLUMBIA, SC/August 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a…

Opioid Crisis- Department of Economic Development to prioritize applicants

JEFFERSON CITY, MO August 15, 2017 (STL.NEWS)— Opioid Crisis; As part of a statewide effort led…

Naloxone Access, Affordability Is Focus of McCaskill Inquiry

In a continued effort to make opioid overdose antidote Naloxone available to communities in Missouri and…

Opioids Posing Increasingly Dangerous Threats to Emergency Nurses

Strategies to combat the crisis will be a focus at the Emergency Nurses Association’s upcoming national…

Governor Eric Greitens Announces Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Jefferson City, MO July 17, 2017 (STL.NEWS) Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order directing…

MO AG Hawley Sues Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 22, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is taking steps to combat…