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Minnesota Department of Health is accepting public comments on the prescribing guidelines

Minnesota Department of Health is accepting public comments on the prescribing guidelines

The Opioid Prescribing Work Group, under the DHS Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program, announced their complete set of opioid prescribing recommendations on Friday, December 1. The draft prescribing recommendations are available on the Opioid Prescribing Work Group web site here or at https://mn.gov/dhs/opwg. The DHS is currently collecting comments and responses to questions about

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Minnesota’s Opioid Prescribing Work Group Wants to End Opioid Abuse by Starting with Prescribers

The Opioid Prescribing Work Group (OPWG) is an advisory body of experts convened to forward the Minnesota Department of Health’s Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program (OPIP). This group has the pivotal role of shaping this program and recommending quality improvements to Minnesota Health Care Programs. Prescriber education is a key foundation

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Statement Regarding President Trump Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Public Health Emergency

What the president needs to do is ensure congress writes a law mandating all opioid manufacturers pay a fee for the privilege of selling their drugs in our country. We are grateful President Trump is addressing our nation’s opioid crisis, however, we are disappointed he did not declare a state of

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An Advocate of the Opioid Industry Has Been Nominated as Drug Czar – Trump to Declare the Opioid Crisis A National Emergency Next Week

Rep. Tom Marino, an advocate of the opioid industry, has been nominated as the Drug Czar by President Donald Trump.  Rep. Marino backed a bill in favor of the drug industry limiting the powers of our Drug Enforcement Agency when suspicious amounts of narcotic shipments are placed by drug companies.

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The Minnesota Medical Association Fights Alongside Us in the War on Opioid Overdose

Understanding chronic pain and addiction is the first step in changing the way it’s treated. Our understanding is shaped by the research and expertise of our supporters in the medical community. Among the greatest of these supporters is the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA).

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Dr. Tu on PBS tpt

Dr. Tu Acknowledges Our Work on PBS “Shifting Opioid Attitudes And Policies”

On Friday, September 7. Dr. Harold Tu from the University of Minnesota Dental School was featured in the tpt Almanac series. The feature explored the current trends in opioid prescribing and the growing number of opioid overdose deaths in the state of Minnesota. Dr. Tu explains some solutions to the crisis,

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Steve Rummler Hope Network Offers Life-Saving Naloxone Training to Kanabec Community

MEDIA ADVISORY: September 20, 2017 Contact: Sean O’Donnell, Public Relations, sean.odonnell@steverummlerhopenetwork.org, 612.850.3107 Steve Rummler Hope Network Offers Life-Saving Naloxone Training to Kanabec Community WHO:  The Steve Rummler Hope Network, Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County and Recovering Hope are hosting a naloxone training session to educate the community how to prevent opioid-related

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Member of our Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Andrew Kolodny Summarizes the Opioid Crisis Past and Present

The nation’s leading expert and the  Steve Rummler Hope Network’s medical advisory member, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, is interviewed by MoveOn, the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the country.

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