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GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - Boston Medical Center Alison Merrill reports - Boston, MA: Originally patented in 1961 by scientists searching for a treatment for constipation caused by chronic opioid use, naloxone quickly began being used for a markedly different purpose — as the premier antidote to opioid overdose. But it wasn’t until the last decade, as the opioid crisis snowballed into an epidemic of…
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GREEN CROSS STRONG News INNOVATION – 8 Finalists Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail

The White House reports - Washington, DC: Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge, which is a $ million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find…
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ICE FIELDS – 42 arrested throughout Colorado in one of the state’s largest black-market marijuana takedowns

GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - ICE reports - Multi-agency investigation identified about 240 residential marijuana grow locations DENVER — Forty-two people were arrested this week in one of the largest black-market marijuana enforcement actions in Colorado history. NEWS The case was investigated by the following agencies: North Metro Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 17th and 18th (Colorado) Judicial district attorneys. Special agents with Immigration…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

BOSTON STRONG - DOJ BOSTON reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and private insurance carriers. Insys founder and former Executive Chairman John N. Kapoor,…
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Operation Oxy-Concourse: Attorney General James And DEA Take Down Narcotics Distribution Ring In New York City

Investigation Charges 28-Person Narcotics Operation With Conspiring To Purchase And Sell Tens of Thousands of Dangerous Prescription Pills Resulting In 181-Count Indictments. New York City Strong – BRONX, NY: Office of the Attorney General reports – Attorney General Letitia James and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced the indictment of 28 individuals involved in a large narcotics trafficking ring operating in the Bronx, Brooklyn,…
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Understanding and Addressing the Driving Forces of the Opioid Crisis

"Addiction is not our future. We will liberate our country from this crisis." President Donald J. Trump DRIVING FORCES BEHIND THE CRISIS: A new report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) looks at some of the underlying forces that have driven this crisis. Today, CEA is releasing a report detailing some of the driving forces behind the opioid order to effectively address this…
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President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to End the Opioid Crisis That Has Devastated Too Many American Communities

Remarks by President Trump at Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit | Atlanta, GA. Hyatt Regency – Atlanta, Georgia. 1:45 EDT MRS. TRUMP:  Thank you, Congressman ; It is an honor to be with ; Today, we come together to address an issue that is close to all of our hearts: saving Americans from the disease of opioid addiction. Before I begin, I want to…
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SACKING SACKLER: TUFTS STUDENTS WORK TO EXPOSE ADMINISTRATION’S THIRST FOR OPIOID BLOOD MONEY

Dig Boston Chris Faraone reports: It’s been a shitty past couple of weeks for the organized crime family behind OxyContin. The Connecticut-based Sacklers, whose Purdue Pharma banked billions on the backs of people who became addicted to its marquee painkiller, may finally be feeling the aggression mounting in long overdue response to their impact and influence. More than 200,000 Americans have died of prescription opioid-related…
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