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Industrial Opioid Disaster – MA First State to Sue Shacklers

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass Attorney General Healey reports The Sacklers pocketed billions from the sale of OxyContin. This offer doesn’t make them pay back a dime. Instead, they’re offering money from future sales of this drug. That’s unacceptable to me and to families who have lost loved ones to this epidemic. Our office will not stop fighting for real accountability. That…
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Latest Outbreak Information on Lung Disease Associated with Electronic Cigarettes

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The US CDC reports As of September 11, 2019 at 5pm, 380* cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to CDC from the following states and 1 territory: AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM,…
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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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