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New Opioid Funding is a Welcome Start, But More Will Be Needed
New Opioid Funding is a Welcome Start, But More Will Be Needed

A $6 billion boost to fight the opioid epidemic - $3 billion in 2018 and $3 billion in 2019 - was a highlight of the 2-year, $400 billion federal budget passed last week by Congress. The injection of new funding will go toward state grants, public prevention programs and law ...

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Blog posts in Opiate

  • In the Media: Kent Runyon Discussing the Opioid Crisis on Bay News Channel 9 Tampa Bay

    Novus Detox VP of Community Relations, Kent Runyon, went on Bay News Channel 9 Tampa Bay to discuss the opioid crisis. “We had a homeless 18-year-old ...

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  • In the Media: Kent Runyon on WFLA Discussing the Opioid Addiction Crisis

    Novus VP of Community Relations Kent Runyon discussed how the opioid addiction crisis is affecting people in Florida and across the United States on ...

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  • FDA, FTC crack down on unapproved opioid addiction, withdrawal meds

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have sent joint warning letters to a dozen makers, marketers and ...

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  • DEA Relaxes Buprenorphine Prescribing Rules to Boost Rural Opioid Addiction Treatment

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has "deregulated" some restrictions on who is allowed to prescribe buprenorphine, to help expand the ...

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  • A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

    It was with great sadness that we lost Tom Petty last October and the latest report from the coroner demonstrates that there needs to be continued ...

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  • 25 Percent of People Prescribed Opiates for an Extended Period of Time Suffer from Addiction

    While prescription painkillers used to be reserved for the most severe cases, the massive spike in sales of opiates since the late 1990’s has led to a ...

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  • Opiate Prescriptions Skyrocket While Reported Pain Remains the Same

    Opiates are among the most powerful drugs doctors have in their arsenal to combat injuries and illnesses. While potentially life-saving, misuse of ...

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  • Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers

    Heroin is often used as the poster child for addiction, but the vast majority of users found their introduction to drug use through another substance. ...

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  • The Cost of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Drug and alcohol abuse put the lives of countless people in the United States at risk every single day, but the damages go beyond what’s being done to ...

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