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Hennipen County Overdose Deaths are at a Record High

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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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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