Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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PARTNERSHIP OP-ED: Our Response to the Report from the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
The Partnership calls for additional funding to successfully implement the report's recommendations, including much-needed increases in access to addiction treatment and recovery programs. Read More
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President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts
President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, calling for expanding drug courts into all 94 federal court jurisdictions. Read More
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Fentanyl is Key Factor Driving Opioid Overdose Deaths: CDC
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is a key factor driving opioid overdose deaths, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More

New Rule Allows Health Providers to Share Information About Overdose With Family
Under a new federal rule, health providers will be allowed to share information about a drug overdose with family members if the patient is in crisis or incapacitated. Read More
Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study
A new study finds 10 percent of people saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone die within a year of treatment. Read More
Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School
School officials report a growing number of teens are bringing a new e-cigarette device called a Juul vaporizer to school. The device looks like a USB flash drive, and charges when plugged into a laptop, USA Today reports. Read More
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