Tag Archives: Opioids

Azar | President Trump is making progress on opioids

Since President Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of our most challenging missions. But there were always sources of inspiration: We heard from the Americans on the front lines of the fight against addiction, and we set about bringing them […]
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DEA was ‘slow to respond’ to opioid crisis, inspector general review says

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was “slow to respond” to the dramatic increase of opioid abuse in the Unites States as the number of deaths significantly climbed, the watchdog office reports in a newly released review. The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General found that the DEA authorized large increases in the production […]
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Hermiston doctor on probation over opioid prescriptions

Following a complaint filed last year, Hermiston Dr. Bruce Carlson of the Urgent Care Clinic will no longer be able to treat patients with opioids for chronic pain unless they suffer from terminal illnesses. His clinic is still running, and he doesn’t plan to stop providing care anytime soon. Carlson was placed on probation by […]
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Oregon AG explains decision to reject opioid manufacturer settlement

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is explaining her decision to reject a settlement from an opioid manufacturer that could be worth a reported $12 billion, saying the settlement does not go far enough to compensate the victims, “for the harm it has caused to hundreds of thousands of Americans and their families and communities. ” […]
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State attorney general joins rally for recovery

Rosenblum stops in Astoria. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum pledged at a Jordan’s Hope for Recovery rally in Astoria on Saturday to continue the state’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Source: State attorney general joins rally for recovery | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Lane County study looks at complexity in treating meth addiction

While work to face the opioid crisis had gained traction and garnered sympathy, improved treatment for meth users falls through the cracks — factors like lack of medical treatments, social stigma and the complication of dual usage make methamphetamine a particularly tricky addiction to combat. Source: Lane County study looks at complexity in treating meth […]
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Feds to spend millions battling opioid addiction in Oregon

New federals grants announced by Sen. Jeff Merkley, and by Oregon Health & Science University researchers. Oregon will get an injection of $7.8 million in federal dollars to treat and prevent opioid addiction, officials say. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Feds to spend millions battling opioid addiction in Oregon

HHS Announces $1.8 Billion in State Funding for Combating Opioid Crisis

  These funds are earmarked for the expansion of access to treatment and to support near real-time data on drug overdoses. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states for combating the opioid crisis. These funds are earmarked for the expansion of access to […]
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Health officials report 2 more serious opioid overdoses

Emergency responders in Bend are now carrying extra doses of anti-overdose drug. Two more people suffered serious opioid overdoses since Deschutes County health officials warned last week that a cluster of them may be tied to a particularly strong type of opioid. Emergency responders are so alarmed by the situation that they are now carrying […]
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Law Enforcement Officials In Deschutes County Investigating Drug Overdoses

There have been five or six severe opioid overdoses in Central Oregon since last Wednesday. Source: Law Enforcement Officials In Deschutes County Investigating Drug Overdoses