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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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Saving Lives During Super Bowl LII

Contacts: Alicia Haugh Public Relations Intern (651)-815-1097 alicia.haugh@steverummlerhopenetwork.org Sean O’Donnell Communications and Community Relations (612)-584-0677   View PDF of the press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community Organizations Join Together to Prevent Overdoses During Super Bowl MINNEAPOLIS (Feb 1, 2018) — The Steve Rummler HOPE Network is working alongside community

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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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Steve Rummler Hope Network Offers Life-Saving Naloxone Training to Kanabec Community

MEDIA ADVISORY: September 20, 2017 Contact: Sean O’Donnell, Public Relations, sean.odonnell@steverummlerhopenetwork.org, 612.850.3107 Steve Rummler Hope Network Offers Life-Saving Naloxone Training to Kanabec Community WHO:  The Steve Rummler Hope Network, Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County and Recovering Hope are hosting a naloxone training session to educate the community how to prevent opioid-related

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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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$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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