A federal opioid trial right now in West Virginia is focused on the town of Huntington, which has been devastated by the opioid epidemic. Though it centers on one area of the country, it's a test case for whether drug companies - AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson - will be responsible financially for cleaning up the opioid crisis across the country.
The Justice Department announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released approximately $58 million in three grant solicitations that will advance community policing, help combat the dual scourges of opioid and methamphetamine use, and promote the health and safety of our nation’s law enforcement officers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are launching a 120-day pilot to help reduce the availability of unapproved opioids illegally offered for sale online.
A Florida law restricting the quantity of opioids a doctor can prescribe for acute pain to three days’ worth may have led to overall reductions in opioids dispensed to patients in the state, says a new study.
Illinois Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-02 to establish the Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee. Illinois is also dedicating $4.1 million state dollars to expand recovery and prevention services for individuals with opioid use disorder in the state.