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Vape Technology Innovation Leading to User Deaths – President Trump Remarks on E-Cigarettes

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Washington, DC: The White House reports - Oval Office. 12:30 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very ; I just want to say that the First Lady and myself, we just came back from an incredible experience at the ; It was an incredible — really, a beautiful ceremony. I was very honored, and I think I can definitely speak…
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Opioid Crisis Awareness

Presidential Proclamation on Opioid Crisis Awareness Week, 2019 Green Cross Strong news Washington, DC: The White House reports The opioid crisis has devastated communities across America and has stolen precious lives, leaving families with an unfillable ; During Opioid Crisis Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to ending this terrible crisis and eradicating drug addiction from our society. On average, 130 Americans die every day…
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Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Agrees to Pay Over $15 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability for “Wining and Dining” Doctors

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Washington, DC: Department of Justice DOJ Eastern District of Pennsylvania reports Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt ARD LLC (formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. "Questcor"), has agreed to pay $ million to resolve claims that Questcor paid illegal kickbacks to doctors, in the form of lavish dinners and entertainment, to induce prescriptions of the company’s drug, Acthar…
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Houston-Area Man Who Posed as Physician Found Guilty of Conspiring to Unlawfully Prescribe Hundreds of Thousands of Doses of Opioids

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Washington, DC: United States DOJ reports A Houston-area man who posed as a physician at an unregistered pain clinic was found guilty today for his role at a “pill mill” at which he and his co-conspirators illegally prescribed hundreds of thousands of doses of opioids and other controlled substances. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal…
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Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products. Governor Takes Bold Action to Protect Michigan Kids from Harmful Effects

Companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe. GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Lansing, MI: Office of the Gov reports Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions include making Michigan the first state in the nation to…
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Presidential Proclamation on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2019

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports - During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we raise awareness of substance use disorder and celebrate the millions of Americans who have successfully overcome addiction.  Their stories of healing and redemption are a source of hope and encouragement to others battling addiction. Addiction to alcohol, opioids, and illicit drugs is a public health ;…
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ALERT ISSUED – Severe Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizing People Who Vape

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: The New Jersey State Health Department reports - There have been reports from multiple states of patients who have been hospitalized with acute severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping ( use of e-cigarette devices to aerosolize substances for inhalation). Patients presented with respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Symptoms worsened over a period of days…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

Mayor Marty Walsh reports – Increasing access to naloxone has been a core strategy in the City’s approach to countering the opioid epidemic. Municipal buildings in Boston will now be equipped with opioid overdose reversal kits to help anyone in need. ----------- BOSTON STRONG news – Office of the Mayor reports – Naloxone donation will further enhance the City’s overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON – Saturday, July…
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“The excuse that ‘I am simply dealing this drug to support my own habit because I can’t get into treatment or have to wait to get into treatment and I simply need to sell this drug so I don’t get sick …’ is not valid,” Thomas Anderson VT Public Safety Comm

Green Cross Strong news - VT Digger .org reports - Brattleboro, VT: BRATTLEBORO — Local Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald stood by listening as Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson read the proverbial riot act to drug dealers who’ve pushed this southeastern town’s opioid overdose numbers to the highest in the state. ... Share More:
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76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - The Washington Post Scott Higham ,Sari Horwitz and Steven Rich reports - Washington, DC: America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according Share More: Just six companies distributed 75 percent of the pills during this period: McKesson Corp., Walgreens, Cardinal…
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