Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

Charges Involve Over 350 Thousand Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Over 32 Million Pills; ARPO Strike…

Missouri News: Missouri Opioid Use Disorder Costs Exceed $14 Billion, According To Missouri Hospital Association Study

Jefferson City, Missouri (STL.News) –  New research from the Missouri Hospital Association identifies the nationwide economic…

Florida News: Statewide Opioid Task Force Bill Passes First Committee Stop

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody yesterday thanked Chair Gayle Harrell and each…

Florida News: Florida Attorney General’s Opioid Working Group Releases Final Report

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Opioid Abuse Working Group today released its…

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches New Opioid Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements

BOSTON, Ms. – Today, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the launch of a new wave…

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goisse, Jr., Suspended Nurse Practitioner Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions

PITTSBURGH, PA – A suspended nurse practitioner has been indicted by a federal grand jury in…

Florida News: Aventura, Dr. Jeanne E. Germeil, South Florida Pain Management Doctor Convicted of 11 Counts of Illegally Dispensing Opioid Drugs

Aventura, Florida – Dr. Jeanne E. Germeil, 55, of Aventura, Florida was convicted by a federal…

Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorneys Issue Warnings to Opioid Prescribers

Wisconsin – Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Scott…

South Carolina News: Upstate Woman, Precias K. Freeman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison in Opioid Conspiracy

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Precias K. Freeman,…

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 14, 2018 – A 45-count federal indictment was unsealed yesterday, charging Dr.…

FDA News: FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs

SILVER SPRING, MD – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application…

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

BOSTON, Ms. – As part of a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Attorney’s…

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

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

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

SIOUX FALLS, SD – “Jeff Sessions served as our nation’s 84th Attorney General with tremendous dignity,…

Alabama News: Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore on Attorney General Sessions

Alabama – As the first Alabamian to serve as the Nation’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions won…

United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States – The people of Michigan have voted to legalize – with certain restrictions –…

Ohio News: More than 22 tons of prescription medication were returned in Ohio as part of DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events last month

Ohio – More than 22 tons of prescription medication were returned in Ohio as part of…

Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Pharmacist, Joseph M. Martella Charged in 109-Count Indictment with Illegally Creating Bogus Prescriptions and then Dispensing the Drugs

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Johnstown, Pa. pharmacist has been indicted by a federal grand jury in…

Missouri News: Saint Louis County Executive Announces Additional Funding for Opioid Action Plan

Berkeley, MO – The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to announce…

Wisconsin News: AG Schimel, U.S. DOJ Hold Statewide Summit on Opioids, Meth – Drug Take Back Day is October 27

MILWAUKEE, WI – This week Attorney General Brad Schimel and U.S. Attorneys for Wisconsin Scott Blader…

United States | Statements to the Press

United States  – FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: (Via interpreter) Good morning to the representatives of the media.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 —…

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,…

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…

Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Takes Steps To Fight Opioid Epidemic

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel yesterday announced new efforts to prevent over-dispensing of opioids…

Tennessee News: Haslam Praises Commission for Creating Competencies To Better Train Future Prescribers on Pain Management, Addiction

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently praised the Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education…