Thrifty White Pharmacy and Rali Partner to Distribute Safe Drug Disposal Kits – Grand Rapids Herald Review – Oct. 15, 2018
Thrifty White Pharmacy has received a donation of 8,000 safe drug disposal kits from the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI). Thrifty White will distribute the kits to communities to assist with the disposal of unused opioids. Read More.
Stop the Campus Opioid Epidemic—Before It Becomes One – Chronicle of Higher Education – Oct. 15, 2018
Many colleges are strengthening their addiction-response plans, but more needs to be done, like broader medication-assisted treatments tailored to students’ specific needs. Read More.
A report from Altarum…says the societal benefit of eliminating opioid overdoses, death and use disorders reached $115 billion in 2017, up from $95.3 billion for 2016. Read More.
Solving the crisis requires coordination between healthcare professionals, policymakers and drug companies. Read More.
Minneapolis Considers Supervised Injection Sites to Address Opioid Crisis – MinnPost – Oct. 10, 2018
Minneapolis public-health officials are scrambling for answers to the city’s growing opioid crisis—an effort that’s gained urgency in the wake of people dealing drugs in clear sight of the Hiawatha homeless encampment along the busy Hwy. 55. Read More.
“We have two epidemics in the state of Minnesota-opioids that affect certain populations, and we have meth that is not going away, it’s getting worse exponentially,” Erica H. MacDonald said. Read More.
The opioid crisis is a national health emergency, but some states are hit harder than others. Read More.
Federal Grant Brings Minnesota Another $18 Million for Opioid Addiction Fight – Pioneer Press – Oct. 9, 2018
The two-year federal grant, announced Tuesday by the state Department of Human Services, will be used to support treatment, emergency overdose antidotes. Read More.
Six Minnesota tribes will receive grants totaling more than $8.6 million to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women, and support youth programs…the grants will directly support efforts to address the challenges of domestic violence and opioid and substance abuse. Read More.
Companies are being asked to institute new programs to help deal with the rise in employee drug overdoses. Read More.