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Signing of Opioid Bill

President Trump Signs Opioid Package Into Law

One year ago, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Last Wednesday, the opioid package was signed into law with $8.5 billion allocated for opioid solutions. This will provide critical funding to the states to combat the growing opioid crisis across America. Key components of the bill include funding for

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America Is FED UP!

This past weekend, hundreds of activists, organizations and families gathered on Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. for the sixth annual FED UP! Rally. Just over a month after cities across the country unified by holding local FED UP! Rallies on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, a weekend of events

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committee testimony

FDA Committee Votes Against Approval of New Opioid

On June 26, advocates of the Steve Rummler HOPE Network testified to an FDA panel opposing the approval of a powerful new extended-release opioid, Remoxy™. Executive Director, Lexi Reed Holtum was joined by board member, Michael Daub and medical advisory committee member, Dr. Andrew Kolodny. The FDA advisory committee voted

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Governor Dayton Announces Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Governor Mark Dayton unveiled the first edition of the Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines on April 26, 2018. The guidelines were developed by the Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Work Group to develop a set of standards that doctors can use to help effectively treat patients with chronic pain and prevent opioid addiction.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Roundtable on CARA 2.0 and Opioid Reform

The Steve Rummler HOPE Network hosted a roundtable on March 18, 2018 with Senator Amy Klobuchar and law enforcement, medical professionals and advocates. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 will add additional tools for fighting the opioid crisis. Media Coverage: Star Tribune – Klobuchar, Minnesota families speak out for

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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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