Opioid

United States | Statements to the Press

United States  – FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: (Via interpreter) Good morning to the representatives of the media. Welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It’s my privilege to welcome back to the – to our building and our city the Secretary of State of the United States Government, Mike Pompeo. Welcome back, Mike. It’s a pleasure … Continue reading United States | Statements to the Press

Iowa News: CEDAR RAPIDS, Media Advisory, Press Conference to Announce Sentences in Cases Involving Opioid Related Deaths

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Opioids kill hundreds of Iowans every year. Opioid abuse remains at an all-time high and these dangerous drugs wreak havoc on lives and communities. Unfortunately, all too often, the use of an opioid ends with death because people do not know what they have or how dangerous it is. On October … Continue reading Iowa News: CEDAR RAPIDS, Media Advisory, Press Conference to Announce Sentences in Cases Involving Opioid Related Deaths

Delaware News: Long Term Treatment Continues To Be Need In Delaware’s Struggle Against Opioid Crisis

DE – With opioid overdoses and deaths continuing to increase, Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday released the Delaware Department of Justice’s fourth annual report on the state’s efforts to combat the epidemic and made recommendations for next steps. “In the face of compelling evidence that the state’s opioid epidemic persists, the state has made … Continue reading Delaware News: Long Term Treatment Continues To Be Need In Delaware’s Struggle Against Opioid Crisis

Florida News: Governor Scott, Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight National Opioid Crisis

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin utilizing a new federal grant to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, reduce opioid-related deaths and equip professionals with the necessary tools to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida.  DCF applied for and received more than … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Scott, Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight National Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C | Congressman Krishnamoorthi Applauds Increased Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the President signed into law the appropriations bill for Military Construction and Veteran Affairs programs for FY2019. Included in the funding package was $400 million specifically to fight opioid addiction among veterans. This follows the House-passed Krishnamoorthi amendment that was included in the National Defense Authorization Act which encouraged Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C | Congressman Krishnamoorthi Applauds Increased Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse Among Veterans

PALM DESERT, CA | Dr. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Expand Treatment Options for Seniors

Bill increases access to comprehensive addiction treatment programs for seniors through Medicare PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced the Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, a bill that will increase access for seniors on Medicare to comprehensive addiction treatment services such as care management, treatment … Continue reading PALM DESERT, CA | Dr. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Expand Treatment Options for Seniors

Oregon News: Attorney General Rosenblum Sues Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin

SALEM, OR – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today sued Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for falsely and deceptively marketing its opioid drug in Oregon.  The complaint alleges that Purdue deceptively marketed OxyContin to Oregon seniors, misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug, and lied to the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, all to … Continue reading Oregon News: Attorney General Rosenblum Sues Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Urges Congress to Close Deadly Fentanyl Loophole

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, as part of a bipartisan coalition of 52 state and territory attorneys general, called on Congress yesterday to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl to stay a step ahead of law enforcement. Led by Attorneys General … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Urges Congress to Close Deadly Fentanyl Loophole