America’s increase in homicides over the past two years may be attributable to the concurrent opioid crisis, according to a new report from the DOJ-affiliated National Institute for Justice, which also suggests increased public antagonism towards the police has also played some role.
Fifty teams of programmers and public health specialists met Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, D.C., for a code-a-thon organized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused on developing software to help combat America’s opioid crisis.
The Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday the results of Operation Faux Pharmacy, a three-state initiative which targeted 26 pharmacies suspected of illicitly distributing drugs, resulting in the seizure of 494,000 pills and about $2.8 million.
A bevy of chemists, law enforcement officers, and medical experts appeared before a meeting of the United States Sentencing Commission Tuesday to provide testimony on the emerging health and justice threat posed by synthetic drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will open its 22nd division office next year in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing agency resources and focus to three states hardest hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will lead the way on the national public health emergency involving opioid abuse as President Donald Trump’s “opioid czar.”
The opioid crisis cost the American economy half a trillion dollars in 2015, a new report released Monday from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimated.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said what surprised him most about the U.S. was the scope of the opioid crisis, but Facebook is flooded with illegal ads marketing these pain medications.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will designate all illicit analogue forms of the powerful opioid fetanyl as a schedule one drug on an emergency basis, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, equipping the agency to more effectively combat a major contributor to the swelling opioid epidemic.
The Drug Enforcement Administration collected a record-busting 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription drugs during its fourteenth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, new numbers released Tuesday showed.