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June 13, 2021

Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.
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June 11, 2021

Congress should act on opioid plan

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference.
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June 11, 2021

Spero Health Responds to High Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths With New Clinic in Cambridge

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published overdose death data from June 2019 through 2020, and the report was grim
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June 11, 2021

Court orders Ohio pharmacy, 2 pharmacists to stop dispensing dangerous doses and combinations of opioids and other controlled substances

A federal court in Ohio ordered a Toledo pharmacy and two of its pharmacists to pay a $375,000 civil penalty and imposed restrictions related to the dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances.
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June 11, 2021

Dayton man charged with dealing fentanyl cocaine mixture that caused multiple fatal and nonfatal overdoses

DAYTON, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged a Dayton man with distributing fentanyl and cocaine that resulted in five overdoses in the late hours of New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of New Year’s Day 2019.
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June 8, 2021

Payer Announces Partnership to Address Opioid Misuse, Disposal

CareSource is working to prevent opioid misuse by providing its members with access to a medication disposal solution.
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June 8, 2021

Study Identifies Who Is Most at-Risk For Opioid Abuse

Key Takeaways: Although the opioid epidemic is nationwide, researchers have identified 25 hot spots throughout the country that are disproportionately affected. White males in their late 20s and early 30s are the most affected by opioid use disorder. Researchers also found that mental distress increased the risk of dying from a drug overdose by as much as 39%.
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June 8, 2021

Morrisey talks opioids, drug trafficking during Parkersburg visit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the Judge Black Annex on Monday to contribute to a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement officials pertaining to the opioid epidemic.
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