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Feds Raid Several Advanced Urgent Cares Over Alleged Illegal Synthetic Opioid Prescriptions

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (CBS) — Federal authorities conducted raids at Advanced Urgent Care centers across the region on Monday as they are being investigated for illegal synthetic opioid prescriptions and whether they were for sale. 206 more words

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Drug Enforcement Has Never Been More Convoluted


By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger

In case you’ve been living under a rock since the mid-1990s, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid drug crisis. 1,941 more words

Trump Raises Possibility Of Withdrawing Drug Czar Nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. 572 more words

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Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it. 4,171 more words

Senator Urges Action After Explosive '60 Minutes' Opioid Report

WASHINGTON (CBS NEWS) — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, is calling for action to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic in response to a joint investigation by “ 123 more words

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Departing DEA Administrator Calls For Cultural Change To Address Opioid Addiction

(CBS Connecticut) — In a speech in New Haven today, Acting Drug Enforcement Administration leader Chuck Rosenberg called for a change in culture, to address the opioid epidemic. 126 more words

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Is CBD the solution for the Opioid Epidemic?

Science is working on that answer. Over the past two years, U.S. medical community has been studying and publishing reports on the affects of Cannabidiol (CBD), the second most abundant component of cannabis.   588 more words