Record High Drug Overdoses in One Year Span

CDC releases overdose numbers through May 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the amount of people who overdosed on illicit substances was higher than…

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Justice Department Sues Walmart Over Opioids

Company had a role in fueling the nation’s opioid crisis, suit says. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a 160-page civil complaint in the U.S. District Court…

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Over 13,600 Lbs. of Narcotics Seized in Wildlife Refuges in 2020

Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the total of illegal substances seized at $43 million. This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported the total amount of illegal…

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President Extends Declaration on Colombian Narcotics Trafficking

National emergency has continued since 1995. President Trump sent notice to Congress and published to the National Registrar on Monday the extension of the National Emergency regarding narcotics…

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President Proclaims October National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Reiterating commitment to helping those battling addiction. At the beginning of this month, President Trump issued a proclamation regarding National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The president stated, “Addiction…

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DOJ Announces Results of Opioid Takedown

179 arrested in U.S. and Europe during the federal operation.  The Justice Department announced the results earlier this week of a worldwide opioid takedown. The Department reported that…

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Grants Continue for Drug-Free Community Program

Office of National Drug Control Policy announces extensions. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced the continuation of 340 grants that assist with the Drug-Free Communities (DFC)…

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