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Minnesota Lawmakers Looking to Tax Drug Makers to Help With Drug Epidemic

Lawmakers in Minnesota are currently looking at ways in which drug makers can be forced to contribute more to help deal with the state’s current opioid crisis. If proposed moves are successful, any large scale opioid manufacturer or wholesaler could be forced to pay a registration fee of up to $500,000 in order to be …

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New Study Looks at How Geography Plays a Role in Opioid Crisis

It’s impossible to deny that the USA is in the midst of the worst opioid crisis in the country’s history. 2017 was the worst year ever for opioid related deaths and when figures are released, 2018 could be even worse. You would think that the level of opioid related deaths would be fairly consistent across …

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Ongoing Research at University of Michigan Shows No Easy Fix for Opioid Crisis

While most people acknowledge the existence of an opioid crisis in the United States, few seem to be aware of just how extensive this crisis actually is. The current opioid-related death rate means that on average, five people die of opioid abuse each and every hour in our country. That really is staggering, no matter …

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How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the Opiate Crisis

Concerns have been raised over how President Donald Trump’s latest government shutdown is affecting the current opiate crisis, with conflicting statements issued by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA Feeling the Effects of the Government Shutdown The issue surrounds the prescription of the drug Suboxone. Suboxone is a combination …

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New Laws in California Aimed at Curbing Opioid Crisis

According to figures released by the California Department of Public Health, around 2,000 California residents die each year from opioid overdoses. In order to help curb those numbers, former governor Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation into law. Here is a quick rundown of some of those new laws. Reducing Painkiller Prescriptions Fraudulent …

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Why Are Opiates So Addictive?

Opiates are very effective at pain relief. So effective in fact that they have been used as pain relief for centuries. Modern advances in chemistry have now created opiate-based medicines that are more effective than they ever have been, but there is one major issue – opiates are very, very addictive. Before we examine what …

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Lone Star State to Receive Significant Funding to Fight Texas Opioid Epidemic

The Texas opioid epidemic, over the past four years or so, turned into a genuine and very deadly epidemic. Now it has been announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted a staggering $2.66 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services with the aim of helping local departments and providers …

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$8 Million Grant Awarded in Ohio to Help Those Struggling With Opioid Abuse

Ohio has been one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The Buckeye state recently announced an investment of $8 million over the next two years to help companies as well as unemployed workers in 16 of the hardest hit Ohio counties deal with issues related to opioid addiction. Shocking Stats Related to …

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