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‘How’s Amanda?’ A story of truth, lies and an American addiction

July 23, 2016 She had already made it through one last night alone under the freeway bridge, through the vomiting and shakes of withdrawal, through cravings so intense she’d scraped a bathroom floor searching ... Read More

Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

July 22, 2016 THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryToday, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law. This legislation includes some modest steps to addre... Read More

Orange County Sheriff's deputies armed with opioid overdose antidote

July 22, 2016 The Orange County Sheriff's Office joined the area's other law enforcement agencies Thursday in arming its first-responders with devices to save lives in opioid-overdose situations. Givin... Read More

New Florida law allows pharmacists to sell overdose antidote without prescription

July 21, 2016 Naloxone, an antidote that reverses the effect of an opioid overdose, became available this month at some Florida pharmacies without a prescription.A new state law allows pharmacists to disp... Read More

Congress passes first major U.S. bill against opiate addiction; Obama expected to sign

July 13, 2016 WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday gave near unanimous approval to a priority piece of bipartisan legislation that seeks to fight what's viewed as an escalating national he... Read More

House Overwhelmingly Passes Opioid Bill

July 8, 2016 The House on Friday almost unanimously approved legislation to combat opioid overdoses after Democrats dropped their opposition to the bill at the last minute.The 407-5 vote all but assures ... Read More