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Sackler family knew but denied and downplayed risks of opioids, stigmatized addicted people, then moved to profit from addiction

Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office filed an unredacted complaint that shows that the family that controls Purdue paid themselves $4B in profit from opioids, while calling addicted people ‘criminals,’ ‘scum of the earth’ — then exploiting addiction treatment as an ‘attractive market’ that is ‘naturally linked’ to the crisis they

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Minnesota Department of Human Services Seeking Applicants for Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council (OERAC)

Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey has posted applications for the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council (OERAC). The Advisory Council will have 19 voting members, appointed by the commisioner, except as otherwise specified, and three nonvoting members. The council will be comprised of the following: two members of the

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Hennipen County Overdose Deaths are at a Record High

Preliminary reports have shown that there were 162 opioid-related deaths in 2017 in Hennipen County—an increase from 2016—and the number is expected to increase yet again. The office of Hennipen County sheriff Rich Stanek has spearheaded a drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose. The goal of the campaign is to

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6th Annual Night of Music

Join the Steve Rummler Hope Network for our 6th annual Night of Music! Help raise awareness and funds to fight the opioid epidemic! $10 minimum suggested donation at the door or pre-donate for your tickets right here. Powered by Eventbrite Music by The Gooneybirds, Medium Rustic and The Long Goodbyes! Family friendly! See

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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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