Opioid Crisis

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 Drug Abuse – St. Louis (NCADA) released its Legislative Priorities for the first session of the Missouri’s 100th General Assembly. “Every year a new legislative session is an opportunity to raise awareness for and address substance use related issues … Continue reading Missouri News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Releases Legislative Priorities

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 times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the replacement he recently signed. Speaking … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump: Congress can choose USMCA or nothing

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 new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born addicted to the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of … Continue reading Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

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 a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local … Continue reading Opioid case has new complication: Babies born in withdrawal

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 American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

Flurry of activity in federal prosecutions against heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid traffickers in South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons today announced additional progress made in the past six weeks by law enforcement in the fight against opioids. The epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction is, by now, distressingly familiar. … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

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 they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales