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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

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

8 Reasons to Support the CARA Conference Report

July 6, 2016 Among many reasons, here we hone in on 8 Reasons to Support the CARA Conference Report. Learn More Read More

Orlando Police Department equipping officers with heroin-reversal drug

June 3, 2016 Every Orlando police officer will soon have a new life-saving tool to help fight the area's growing heroin problem. The department recently purchased more t... Read More