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Advocates push on despite Missouri's lackluster response to opioid crisis

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery is finding a warmer reception for its agenda in the St. Louis area than it is among state legislators.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.

Kids see more than 3 alcohol advertisements per day

May 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study of Southern California adolescents’ exposure to alcohol advertisements has prompted calls for greater restrictions on when and where the ads are placed.

Legal Action Center's leader to be honored by Faces & Voices

May 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Paul Samuels will receive the 2016 Lisa Mojer-Torres Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery for more than three decades of policy-related contributions.

BREAKING: FDA announcement means strict regulation of most e-cigarettes

May 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Under a final rule announced May 5 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), most makers of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes will have to submit new product applications and disclose much information about product ingredients.

Controversies over marijuana, naloxone explode in Maine

April 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The state of Maine has generated national buzz over a proposal to allow medical marijuana use for opioid addiction, as well as a gubernatorial veto of legislation intended to expand access to naloxone.

White House honoring 10 leaders in combating opioid crisis

April 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The driving force behind the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative and the president of Young People in Recovery are among the Champions of Change being honored this week.

Why counselor licensure in California might pass this time

April 13, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A more united, and smaller, community of credentialing organizations could pave the way for alcohol and drug counselor licensure legislation that supporters believe would elevate the profession.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. In many cases, users don't even know it's fentanyl.

Obama underlines a collective approach to addiction

March 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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This week at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama participated in a panel discussion, highlighting several initiatives that the administration is undertaking to address addiction.

Supreme Court declines to hear two states' case over Colorado marijuana law

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nebraska and Oklahoma cannot bypass lower courts in attempting to stem the flow of marijuana from Colorado, where it is legally purchased, to their states.

Mass. governor signs major legislation on opioid prescribing limits, overdose response

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis, with compromise provisions on outreach to overdose survivors and limits on initial prescribing.

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