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DEA and partners collect thousands of pounds of unwanted medications and vaping products during the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Green Cross Strong news - DEA reports WASHINGTON – Americans nationwide have once again shown their strong support for DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off nearly 883,000 pounds of medications during the October 2019 Take Back , along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National…
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The Full Cost of the Opioid Crisis: $2.5 Trillion Over Four Years

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports - October 26 marked National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which provided Americans an opportunity to prevent drug misuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. One of the most tangible examples of the dangers of misusing prescription drugs comes from the opioid crisis, which the…
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DEA announces additional regulatory steps to address opioid epidemic

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: DEA reports - The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced proposed regulations to improve DEA’s ability to oversee the production of dangerous drugs at the height of the national opioid ;This proposed regulation would further limit excess quantities of medications that might be vulnerable to diversion for illicit distribution and proposal published today in the Federal Register incorporates important…
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Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Cannabis and Vaping in New York City 10/17/2019. with Governor Phil Murphy, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governors Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,…
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DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and Saturday, October 26, in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – AG Healey Urges Court to Reject Purdue Pharma’s Request to Stop Lawsuits Against the Company and the Sacklers

25-State Coalition Files Briefs in Bankruptcy Court; Letters Sent to Judge Supporting AG Healey’s Opposition to Proposed Settlement and Nationwide Injunction GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general, filed two briefs today in federal bankruptcy court, opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Prescribed to Death

Long Island Strong news – MINEOLA, : Office of the nassau County DA reports –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is partnering with The National Safety Council and other regional funders to bring the Council’s opioid memorial to Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City from September to ;Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisisis free and open to the public from 10 to 9…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Johnson & Johnson Reaches Settlement Agreement with Two Ohio Counties Ahead of Upcoming Opioid Trial as Company acted responsibly with its products and the settlement is not an admission of liability.

Green Cross Strong news New Brunswick, NJ: JNJ .com reports Company acted responsibly with its products and the settlement is not an admission of liability. $10 million settlement payment and additional commitments address all claims of the two counties. Company remains open to negotiating a viable, broader resolution to outstanding cases. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies today announced a settlement…
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DEA and FDA Warn Website Operators Illegally Offering Opioids

GREEN CROSS STRONG news Washington, DC: US DEA National Media Affairs Office reports The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law. This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly.…
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As Purdue, Sacklers Seek to Block NJ’s Opioid Suit Citing Bankruptcy, AG Grewal Demands Documents from Family

Green Cross Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State has issued demands for documents and information from eight members of Purdue Pharma’s founding Sackler family, and has served subpoenas on five Delaware-based corporate partnerships that own the vast majority of Purdue’s assets. The State’s action comes in the wake of…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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