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WCCO Esme Murphy talks Drug Takeback Day and Opioid Solutions in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – On the evening of National Drug Takeback Day, Esme Murphy discusses the opioid crisis in Minnesota with Executive Director, Lexi Reed Holtum of the Steve Rummler HOPE Network. Recent statistics, overdose prevention, counterfeit pills and examining the death of our beloved Prince, all reviewed on tonight’s show.

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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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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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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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Member of our Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Andrew Kolodny Summarizes the Opioid Crisis Past and Present

The nation’s leading expert and the  Steve Rummler Hope Network’s medical advisory member, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, is interviewed by MoveOn, the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the country.

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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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