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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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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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Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS – Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports – Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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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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Poppy Cultivation and Potential Opium Production in Afghanistan

White House reports - Washington, DC: The annual United States Government estimate of “Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation and Potential Opium Production” found poppy cultivation decreased in 2018 compared to 2017, but remained at a near record high.  Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan declined 33 percent, from 329,000 hectares in 2017 to 221,000 hectares in 2018.  Similarly, potential pure opium production dropped by 42 percent, from 9,140 metric…
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Understand that opioid based drugs are highly addictive, different than a beer or a joint. US Industrial Opioid Disaster Kills 72,000 US + Annually.

Understand that opioid based drugs are highly addictive, different than a beer or a joint. US Industrial Opioid Disaster Kills 72,000 US + Annually.
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DEA announces enhanced tool for registered drug manufacturers and distributors to combat opioid crisis

WASHINGTON, DC: DEA reports – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the launch of an enhanced system to help more than 1,500 registered drug manufacturers and distributors nationwide more effectively identify potential illicit drug diversion and combat the opioid epidemic. On Oct. 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act,” or…
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