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…

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Attends Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis to Discuss Opioid Crisis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson attended a roundtable discussion in the City…

Colorado News: DENVER, Joint Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Denver Field Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the City and County of Denver’s Proposal to Create Supervised Locations to Inject Heroin and Other Illegal Drugs

DENVER, Co. – The Denver City Council recently passed an ordinance that proposes establishing supervised use…

Florida News: Drug Dealer, Will Samuel Reaves, Sentenced for Trafficking Opioid Pills

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution today secured the sentencing…

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Sedalia Man, Jackie R. Shelledy, of Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Sedalia, Missouri man was convicted by a federal trial jury today…

Missouri News: The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 30: Opioid Addiction

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A new Missouri law relates to opioids. Senate Bill 826 modifies provisions…

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Terry Lee Christian indicted for selling cocaine laced with opioids that caused fatal overdose this summer

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for selling drugs that resulted in…

Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid…

Nevada News: LAS VEGAS, U.S. Attorney’s Office And DEA Announce Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back…

Iowa News: Using Opioids Leads to Three Deaths in Eastern Iowa

Three Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Opioids that Led to Deaths in Northern Iowa…

Illinois News: LaSalle County Physician, CONSTANTINO PERALES Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Illegally Dispensing Prescription Opioids

CHICAGO, Illinois — A LaSalle County physician was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for…

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…

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…

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…

Virginia News: Unredacted Complaint Sheds Light on Sheer Volume of Prescription Opioids Purdue Pharma Pushed into Virginia

Between 2008 and 2017, Purdue pushed nearly 150 million prescription opioid pills and patches into Virginia…

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

VANCOUVER, British Columbia  — The Canadian province of British Columbia has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit…

Louisiana News: Lafayette man, Jacob Glen Collett sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for conspiring to distribute multiple quantities of fentanyl, heroin, opioids and other controlled substances and illegally possessing a firearm

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Lafayette man was sentenced…

Ohio News: Chinese national, Bin Wang living in Massachusetts pleaded guilty to distributing opioids and other drugs that were shipped from China to the U.S. and ultimately to Ohio

Ohio – A Chinese national who had been living in Massachusetts pleaded guilty to distributing opioids…

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Andrzej Kazimierz Zielke, Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Charging Former Pittsburgh-area Doctor with Unlawfully Distributing Opioids, Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former suburban Pittsburgh physician has been indicted by a federal grand jury…

West Virginia News: Charleston Doctor, Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam Arrested Today Multiple Count Indictment Including Illegal Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a federal grand jury sitting in…

Yale University News: Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of…

NEW YORK News: California Man, Charles Rainer Sinek Sentenced to 87 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Opioids

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Charles Rainer Sinek, age 53, of Oakland, California, was sentenced today to…

South Carolina News: Charleston Family Members Plead Guilty to Distribution of Opioids

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Samuel Bobby Wright, age…

Oklahoma News: Oklahoma Attorney General Hunter’s Office Responds to Open Records Request on Opioid Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Office has responded to an official open…

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, Livsey Charged with Illegally Possessing Various Opioids and a Firearm

PITTSBURGH, PA – Kevin Livsey has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for…

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s message on opioids is too optimistic

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is overstating progress against the opioid epidemic, claiming “the numbers are…

MICHIGAN | A.G. Schuette: One Year in Opioid Trafficking & Drug Interdiction Unit is Making Strides

LANSING– Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today released an update on the Opioid Trafficking and Interdiction…

Kentucky News: Beshear Helps Dosker Manor Residents Cleanout Medicine Cabinets during Community Opioid Disposal Day

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was in Louisville yesterday to help Louisville Metro…

Nevada News: AG Laxalt Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer to Combat Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic

Carson City, NV – Yesterday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical…

Ana Milena Barrero, Dark Web Opioid Distributor, Sentenced to 15 Years

Columbia, SC United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Ana Milena Barrero, age 24, was…