Two years ago, Colleen Ronnei lost her 20-year-old son, Luke, to a drug overdose. The family lives in Chanhassen, but spends their summers on Hinds Lake. On Nov. 7, Ronnei brought her story to Menagha High School students. Read More.
Advocates are working to ensure that veterans are not overlooked as Congress and the Trump administration push to address the opioid epidemic. Read More.
Facebook, Google and Twitter Formed Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis – Ad Week – Nov. 13, 2018
The three tech giants are teaming up in a new coalition, Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis, which will be led by the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies. The goal is to share best practices and collaborate on ways to address opioid addiction. Read More.
First Steps to Healthy Babies: Program Aims to Reduce Opioid-Affected Births at Rural Hospitals – MinnPost – Nov. 12, 2018
Sometime in 2007, labor and delivery nurses at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center began seeing a disturbing shift in their patient population. The opioid-addiction crisis had taken hold in the region, and its impact was being felt among its youngest and most vulnerable residents. Read More.
While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still presents a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis. Read More.
The pricing and availability of drugs — legal and illegal — illuminate how markets chase profits and reward innovation. A comparison of heroin (and other illicit opioids) with naloxone, the lifesaving antidote for opioid overdoses, offers a devastating peek into the overdose epidemic that is ravaging the United States. Read More.
When high doses of painkillers led to widespread addiction, it was called one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine. But this was no accident. Read More.
Former DEA Special Agent: U.S. Opioid Epidemic Becoming a ‘National Security Emergency’ – CBS News – Nov. 7, 2018
The opioid epidemic gripping communities across the United States and causing nearly 116 overdoses per day is becoming a national security emergency, according to the former director of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, Derek Maltz. Read More.
Dsuvia is 10 times more powerful than fentanyl, and the FDA just approved it for use. Some are worried it could fall into the wrong hands. Read More.
FDA Approves New Opioid Painkiller Ten Times as Powerful as Fentanyl, Despite Addiction Fears – Newsweek – Nov. 3, 2018
The pill, known as Dsuvia, is a tablet placed underneath the tongue to treat intense pain within 30 minutes. It was mainly created to be used on the battlefield or in emergency situations within hospitals, where an IV wouldn’t suffice. Read More.