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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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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 30 Years

US STRONG news - DOJustice United States reports – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was sentenced today by District Judge Brian M. Cogan to a life term of imprisonment plus 30 years to run consecutive to the life sentence for being a principal leader of a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican organized crime syndicate known…
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Justice Department Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - DOJustice United States reports - One year ago, the Justice Department announced the formation of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (), a program designed to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas as well as identifying wholesale distribution networks and international and domestic suppliers.   Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug…
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Dramatically Reform New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program, Expand Patient Access

STATEHOUSE .NEWS - Office of the Gov reports FREEHOLD – Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act to dramatically reform New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) and expand patient access to medical marijuana. “Today’s legislation creates a medical marijuana program that is modernized, compassionate, progressive, and meets the needs of patients,” said Governor ;“I am proud to stand with my legislative…
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Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity

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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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – NJ Governor Murphy to deploy Lifesaving Overdose reversal Naloxone during Free Distribution Throughout New Jersey on June 18

Will Lifesaving Non Drug Abuser Diabetes Insulin be next ? GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS. Visit Participating Pharmacies to Anonymously Obtain Free Lifesaving Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses. NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS – Office of the Governor reports TRENTON, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey on June 18. As part…
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Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter into $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

BOSTON STRONG NEWS – DOJustice reports – Company admits to illegal promotion of Subsys, a powerful opioid painkiller BOSTON, MA – Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution, Insys will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, Insys’s operating subsidiary…
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VT STRONG NEWS Industrial Opioid Disaster – Attorney General Donovan Sues Sackler Family, Makers of OxyContin

Mount Snow Owner Sued. Lawsuit Alleges Violations of Consumer Protection Act, Unjust Enrichment, Public Nuisance. Office of the Attorney General of Vermont reports ;Montpelier, VT: Attorney General Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma , makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. The lawsuit alleges that for over two decades the Sacklers personally oversaw Purdue’s deceptive marketing campaign. They…
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