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DEA data supports claims prescription opioids as initial cause for opioid crisis

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The data shows that companies distributed 8.4 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to commercial pharmacies in 2006 and 12.6 billion in 2012. That’s an increase of over 50%.

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DOJ Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

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Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, each targeted a county where they focused on prosecuting every readily available case involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of the drug quantity.

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US House unanimously passes bill ending adoptive seizures by Federal Law Enforcement

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US House closes adoptive seizure loophole

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Growing Threats to the Chronic Pain Community

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A new era of conservative values are spilling over at a federal and state level, some of which role back laws and precedence which have been in effect for the last sixty years. But they do more than that, some changes like the new HHS ruling for healthcare providers which add the “moral consciousness” clause, give wide latitude to individuals to act out their bias, prejudices and bigotry in ways that haven’t existed since the 1800’s

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Drug execs face life in prison for opioid-related charges

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The role of media in fanning the flames on what is little more than a passing curiosity which would get no mention if related to another industry

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Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

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Providers who exploit this trust for profit at the expense of health and well being, have no place in healthcare

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Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

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In keeping with the White House proposal to reduce opiate manufacturing by 30% the DOJ and DEA plan another 10% reduction quota in 2019.

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DEA Crackdown on Opiate Production Produces Shortages

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Shortages of opioid drugs such as injectable hydromorphone, morphine, fentanyl and methadone have placed a particularly heavy burden on EDs, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. This issue has escalated since HHS declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last year.

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DEA Reduces Amount Of Opioid Controlled Substances To Be Manufactured In 2017

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The United States Drug Enforcement (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more

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DEA Massive Surveillance Operations Are Illegal, Watchdog Says

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The Drug Enforcement Administration skirted numerous legal checks on a trio of bulk data collection programs dating back to the early 1990s, according to an internal watchdog.

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