On July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law to address the national opioid epidemic, however, our work is far from over. We must keep this issue as a priority for Congress and ensure its funding. Please take the time to use your voice to support CARA by signing the CARA letter today by Clicking Here.
Recent studies have shown that co-prescribing naloxone with opioids for patients being treated by long-term opioid analgesics reduces the incidence of opioid overdose. In the NOSE study, nearly 2,000 patients were co-prescribed naloxone with their opioids. … [read more]
Executive Director of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, Lexi Reed Holtum, discusses the opioid epidemic and what the foundation is doing to combat the crisis.
“At least several times per week I hear these calls …It’s unbelievable to me.”
WCCO News Radio 10/01/2016
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of class II opioid and opiate medications that may be manufactured in 2017. According to a Final Order, the production of these drugs will be decreased by 25 percent next year.
DEA Headquarters News — October 4, 2016… [read more]