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Biden and Becerra donate millions to opioids and addiction drugs

WASHINGTON The Biden administration has earmarked $25.6 million to give entities fighting the overdose epidemic drug treatments, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told McClatchy on Tuesday. The grants are intended to make drug treatment more widely available for opioid use disorders and prescription drug abuse, …

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Calls to overhaul methadone distribution grow, but clinics resist

This story originally appeared at KHN. Days typically start early for patients undergoing opioid addiction treatment at Denver Recovery Group’s six methadone clinics in Colorado. They get up before dawn. Some take three buses to a clinic at 5 a.m. for a 15-minute chat with a counselor and their daily …

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J&J and Distributors Finalize Landmark $26 Billion Opioid Settlement

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors — including Conshohocken-based AmerisourceBergen — finalized nationwide agreements on Friday over their role in the opioid addiction crisis, an announcement that paves the way for $26 billion to go to of almost every state and local government in the United States. Taken …

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Legal and Medical Experts Discuss Alternative Approaches to Helping Families Struggling with Addiction | News

Legal and medical experts discussed how to support families struggling with addiction during a virtual panel on Tuesday co-hosted by the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics from Harvard Law School. Stephanie Tabashneck – senior …

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Kansas prisons use buprenorphine and naltrexone to fight drug overdose epidemic | KCUR 89.3

A recent decision to let people continue drug treatment while in the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita reflects a significant shift in thinking among Kansas sheriffs’ offices that is gaining momentum. Sedgwick officials are no longer removing people from their prescriptions for medications such as buprenorphine when he is imprisoned. …

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Cromwell Receives OCRA Grant for Water Rehabilitation Project | News Sun

CROMWELL — The Cromwell Water Rehabilitation Project will move forward with a $700,000 federal grant announced Thursday by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. ” We are pleased ! said Cromwell Clerk-Treasurer Kayla Pauley. “That means, in a nutshell, a difference in a …

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Bryan City Council Meets to Discuss Statewide Opioid Abuse Settlement

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The State of Texas continues its fight against opioid abuse. Last week, the state reached a $38 million settlement with McKinsey, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. To date, Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured more than $618 million from multiple settlements that will be …

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City of St. Louis calls for caution, education and treatment regarding opioid addiction and overdoses

Today, the City of St. Louis is urging residents to learn about the signs of an opioid overdose and seek addiction help if needed, as the city experiences a devastating spike in overdoses since the weekend. As local and federal law enforcement continue their investigations, residents of St. Louis can …

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Senator Collins asks the experts about the COV…

Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Dr. Prinstein on children’s mental health. Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Ms. Goldsby on non-fatal overdoses. washington d.c. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Health Committee, interviewed mental health and addictions experts during a …

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The growing human cost of sports betting

We’re heading into the Super Bowl, a time of joy and anticipation for most sports fans. But not for everyone. Certainly not for Steven Delaney. He has no intention of watching the big game. Watching sports of all kinds might bring it back to mind. “I’m staying away from it …

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How can PCPs properly manage patients with opioid use disorder?

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Homicide was the leading cause of child deaths in the city from 2016 to 2020

Homicide is the leading cause of child deaths in Baltimore, according to a new city analysis of the unusual and unexpected deaths of 208 minors over the past five years. The report, written by the Child Fatality Review team and published on Friday, said new policies and additional resources in …

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of More Than $3.7 Million to Support Addiction Services Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $3.7 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services across New York State. The funding has been awarded to providers in each of New York State’s ten economic development regions and will support prevention providers whose services have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 …

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Rutherford Medical Examiner’s Office to Add 2 Positions | Rutherford County

MURFEESBORO, TN (WSMV) – The Rutherford County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking to hire two forensic death investigators, the county announced Wednesday. MDIs will assist in the investigation of deaths reported to the Office of the Medical Examiner, particularly in the research, collection and documentation of circumstantial, historical and other …

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New York plans to install “vending machines” with anti-overdose drugs

New York City health officials announced a plan to set up 10 “public health vending machines” that would dispense sterile syringes, anti-overdose medication and other “harm reduction” supplies to help neighborhoods hard hit by drug overdoses. Vending machines, which are planned in neighborhoods across the five arrondissements, will also contain …

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Domestic violence rehabilitation course obtains national accreditation

Posted: 6:00 a.m. on December 5, 2021 An innovative behavioral program to rehabilitate domestic abusers in Suffolk has received national accreditation. Iceni, a small independent charity based in Ipswich, is one of 27 organizations across the UK to have received the prestigious ‘Respect’ accreditation for its Venta program. The 16 …

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Dance Gavin Dance’s ‘2021 Afterburner’ Overcomes Mid-Tour COVID and Drug Rehab with 78,500 Tickets Sold

Photo by Matthue ColeDance Gavin DanceDance Gavin Dance’s “Afterburner” tour was the group’s largest in Sacramento to date, with over 5,000 tickets moved to two shows in Philly to accompany sold-out sales including Hammerstein Ballroom, Hollywood Palladium and Aragon Theater. among the highlights. Any tour story in 2021 is a …

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Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant

On St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in September 2021. The grant will provide mental health training to over 2 500 community members over the next five years. . The Substance Abuse …

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Jamaican government launches ‘Good Ganja Sense’ campaign to debunk marijuana myths

New York City is officially the first jurisdiction in the United States to open safe consumption sites where people can use currently illegal drugs in a medically supervised environment and receive treatment resources. It is a harm reduction service that advocates believe could play a vital role in reducing the …

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Overdose deaths caused by fentanyl mixed with other drugs

The surge in drug overdose deaths this year and last has sparked concern among many researchers, doctors and health officials about drug abuse and addiction, as well as a growing trend among overdose victims which seems to indicate a new and different wave of the opioid epidemic. While the loneliness …

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Shaheen and Capito lead bipartisan IMPACT law to reform drug retention period for opioid use disorder for providers

23 November 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the length of time a doctor can hold long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAI) – a form of medication for disorders related to the use of opioids – in …

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Has Covid-19 changed our relationship with drugs? The answer is complicated

If three years ago Maddie Greer had been told she would smoke weed every day, she wouldn’t have believed it. But when the pandemic struck, Greer, a 24-year-old writer from Georgia, changed. She started drinking so much that she gained 80 pounds. She began to have health problems, including constant …

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Burgum signs final extraordinary session bills, investing in infrastructure, workforce and other priorities

BISMARCK, ND – Governor Doug Burgum today signed the final bills of the Special Session of the Legislative Assembly, approving strategic investments of federal dollars in infrastructure, workforce, economic development and other priorities. The investments include support for a major pipeline to transport gas from the oilfield in western state …

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Non-Alcoholic Beer Market Research Report by Type, Distribution Channel, Application, Region – Global Forecast to 2026

Non-Alcoholic Beer Market research report by Type (De-alcoholization Method and Limited Fermentation), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores, and Online Stores), by Application, by Region (Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa) – Global forecasts to 2026 – Cumulative impact of COVID-19 New York, Nov 10, 2021 (GLOBE …

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Mobile unit provides care to people in need | New

ANDERSON – Earlier this year, the Madison County Health Department set up its mHealth unit. Since its launch, the mobile unit has been used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region. “We go to Elwood once a week in the mobile unit because it’s a small town…” said Tiffany Denton, …

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St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Receives $ 1.125 Million to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services Livonia, Michigan (MI), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Additional funding to help expand mental health awareness and treatment in Chelsea and surrounding communities CHELSEA, MI, (November 2, 2021) – St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea announced that it has received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and …

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Prescription Drug Withdrawal Day will be Saturday October 23

Posted: October 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CDT|Update: 41 minutes ago ROANOKE, Virginia, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Local law enforcement agencies, the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the Roanoke County, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Western Virginia Water Authority are teaming up again to …

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Contingency management test to pay drug users in California

California to test contingency management program Finding a solution to the growing number of methamphetamine-related overdose deaths and associated public health costs has been a major focus of California law in recent months. A bill proposed by State Senator Scott Weiner, Senate Bill 110, suggested that an incentive-based treatment program …

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Fermented Non-Alcoholic Soft Drinks Market Research Report by Product, Distribution Channel, Region – Global Forecast to 2026

Fermented Non-Dairy Soft Drink Market research report by Product (Dairy Free Drinkable Yoghurt, Fermented Juice, and Fermented Soft Drink), By Distribution Channel (Offline Retail Stores and Online Retail Stores) , by region (Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa) – Global forecasts to 2026 – Cumulative impact of COVID-19 …

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America’s addiction kills thousands

America has an alcohol problem, but our country’s overdose crisis has taken attention away from our national hangover. It is time to focus on this long neglected problem. Drug overdose deaths increased nearly 30% in 2020 to 93,000, according to preliminary statistics published in July by the Centers for Disease …

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Changes to Wyoming’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse Efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – As federal grant funding ends, state efforts to prevent prescription drug and opioid-related overdoses and deaths are evolving but continuing, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The WDH Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) first received the Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug / Opioid Overdose-Related …

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Alcohol tax revenues increase during pandemic

Tax Facts by the Wisconsin Policy Forum State excise tax revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages increased nearly 17% in fiscal 2021, an annual increase that exceeds any seen for nearly five decades in Wisconsin. While the impact of the pandemic on alcohol use is difficult to assess, this …

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Connecticut campuses will face legal drugs

Connecticut is the 21st state to legalize marijuana. The law came into effect on July 1, and legal sales could begin as early as May 2022. The legalization of marijuana in Connecticut presents many challenges for college and university administrators. Excessive use of marijuana can lead to the same problems …

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Alcohol deaths in England increased by 20% in 2020

During the pandemic, sales of alcohol in supermarkets increased – as did deaths from alcoholic illnesses. / Gary Parkinson During the pandemic, sales of alcohol in supermarkets increased – as did deaths from alcoholic illnesses. / Gary Parkinson The number of people in England dying from alcoholic diseases increased by …

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As opioid crisis accelerates, Senators Markey and Braun reintroduce bipartisan legislation to improve prescriber education and demand warning label on opioid addictive drugs

Over 93000 Americans died of overdoses in 2020, highest number on record Opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 50,963 in 2019 to 69,710 in 2020 Washington (July 15, 2021) – Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) And Mike Braun (R-Ind.) Reintroduced two laws to help fight the opioid epidemic by improving …

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Guest column: A comprehensive approach to crime | Notice

On June 23, President Joe Biden announced a comprehensive strategy to ensure public safety. To implement his strategy, the president proposed making available federal law enforcement officials to work with local law enforcement agencies to target violent criminals and “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” “. Additionally, to tackle …

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Let Sha’Carri Richardson run. Stop testing for cannabis

Dr Scott E. Hadland Friday, a star American sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson, was banned from participating in its flagship Olympic event, the women’s 100 meters. His offense? Test positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Although Richardson’s drug test was obtained in Oregon, where Olympic trials were held and where …

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AG Jennings Applauds Senate Passage of Opioid Regulation Act

June 18, 2021 The state Senate unanimously passed legislation on Wednesday that would formalize an accountable, independent and collaborative process for allocating the large funds the state has received and will continue to receive from opioid colonies. Senate Bill 166, sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Speaker of the House …

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New database aims to locate drug addiction in Pueblo

PUEBLO – New interactive dashboard available at Pueblo County Health Department website with data that breaks down drug addiction in Pueblo. “The individual partners were like – hey, there are issues with substance use and substance treatment, but we didn’t really have the full picture!” said Anne Hill, a public …

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Youth vaping cannabis edibles lessons

WWhen it comes to children’s health, parents – and public activism – can make a difference. the declining valuation from Juul, manufacturer of vaping equipment, and the flight of regulations restrict the nicotine vaping market can be assigned in large part to the actions of parents who were shocked and …

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Illinois House Bill 3308 extending telehealth coverage

On May 30, 2021, Illinois lawmakers passed Bill 3308 (“HB3308“or the”Bill”) Aimed at expanding the use of telehealth services in the state. The bill would increase access and coverage to telehealth by establishing parity of payment for behavioral health and addiction services and by creating an expert panel to study …

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Regulatory control of potentially addictive drugs

Scholar explains why the DEA, not the FDA, has the power to classify potentially addictive substances. The US government has declared a response to the opioid crisis that prioritizes rehabilitation and treatment. Specific priorities include improve access to prevention services, strengthen public health data and support research on drug addiction …

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California man accused of selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards

A California bar owner was arrested this week for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards at his business, prosecutors said. Owner Todd Anderson, 59, of Acampo, Calif., Was arrested Tuesday and charged with identity theft, forging government documents, forging medical records and possession of an unregistered handgun Charged, Tori Verber Salazar, …

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Study: Massachusetts tops stimulant prescriptions

A review by the Federal Agency for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs reveals that Massachusetts has the highest rate of stimulant prescriptions among 26 representative states, including drugs to treat ADHD such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta. John Eadie, who tracks drug prescriptions under the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Zone …

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US Ends Confusion and Expands Prescribing of Anti-Opioid Drugs | Patrick Malone & Associates PC | DC Injury Lawyers

Health workers with legal prescribing privileges once again obtained revised federal guidelines making it easier for them to help addicts to strong opioid pain relievers by prescribing buprenorphine, another strong medicine. This action could be beneficial in tackling the opioid abuse and drug overdose crisis that has diminished in recent …

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Regulations to encourage new devices

[Photo/IC] Medical innovation a priority, with conditional approval in the event of an emergency China will implement revised regulations on the supervision and administration of medical devices from June 1, a senior official with the National Medical Products Administration said on Friday. Xu Jinghe, deputy director of administration, told a …

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