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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 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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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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“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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Lexi Reed Holtum and Senator Amy Klobuchar Speak Out About Opioids in Minnesota

At a press conference on Monday, April 1o, executive director of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke about the pervasiveness of opioids in Minnesota. New figures show a dramatic jump in opioid deaths in the Twin Cities, @esmemurphy reports https://t.co/oGnO41cDSr — SteveRummlerHopeFndn (@SRHopeF) April 11,

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