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Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees at the Rx Summit. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around, he said.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

Rx Summit 18: Stimulants are a significant and growing threat

April 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Agendas that heretofore have focused on opioid abuse alone must now consider the emerging threat of stimulant misuse.

Online forum for prevention information launches today

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is facilitating information exchange about substance use prevention by introducing the online CADCA Community.

Arizona Opioid Summit: Law enforcement, practitioners seek solutions

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The rise of fentanyl, the role of trauma and changes to prescribing guidelines highlight the Arizona Opioid Summit at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Vermont breaks new ground in marijuana policy

January 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Vermont is ready to become the first state to approve recreational use of marijuana through an act of legislation.

Recovery advocate hired to boost Rhode Island response to opioid crisis

January 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Tom Coderre will serve as a senior advisor in the Rhode Island governor's office and will focus on legislative strategy addressing opioids and addiction.

Leaders in Norway signal interest in major drug policy shift

December 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legislative leaders in Norway indicate that they would like to enact a broad decriminalization of drug use in the country.