Saturday, July 15, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Addiction Experts Object to Price’s Remarks on Medication-Assisted Treatment
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s description of medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another” is inaccurate, according to addiction experts who have asked Price to “set the record straight.”
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Two Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Drug Control Office From Sweeping Budget Cuts
Two senators have introduced a bill that would protect the Office of National Drug Control Policy from sweeping budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration, according to the Associated Press.
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Ohio Police Officer Accidentally Overdoses on Fentanyl While on the Job
A police officer in Ohio accidentally overdosed on fentanyl while on the job, NBC News reports. He was recovering, but reportedly “still miserable” several days later.

Jeff Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Tougher Penalties for Drug Crimes
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible for drug crimes.
Family Can Play Lifesaving Role in Overdoses by Using Naloxone: Study
Family members can be active participants in responding to the overdose epidemic by rescuing loved ones with the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, a new study finds.
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