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Opioid epidemic worsens, despite efforts to reverse trend

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Opioid epidemic worsens, despite efforts to reverse trend

The Steve Rummler Hope Network medical director, Dr. Anne Pylkas, discusses the trend of rising opioid-related deaths with Scott Peterson of Minnesota News Network. The radio interview comes after President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. You can hear the full interview here.

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$200,000 to Provide Opioid Overdose Prevention Education & Tools for Minnesotans

In December of 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act into law, providing $1 billion in funds for states to combat the opioid crisis. Of these funds, the Steve Rummler Hope Network has been awarded $200,000 to expand our overdose prevention program, including community education and the

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University of Minnesota Dentist Breaks Opioid Habit in Dental Offices After Reaching Epiphany at FED UP! Rally

Dr. Tu at the University of Minnesota Dental School reached an epiphany after attending a FED UP! Rally in Washington D.C. Faces of children and young adults who have died from opioid overdoses were displayed on T-shirts, posters and banners. “These are the faces of my patients” Dr. Tu told

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“Time For Increased Accountability”

Dr. Chris Johnson, a board member of the Steve Rummler Hope Network, wrote an article which was published in MN Physician. The article, titled “One Year After Prince’s Death. Time for Increased Accountability”, specifically mentions the importance of prevention when examining solutions to the opioid crisis. More importantly, he points to recent

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