Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week Attorney General Lynch will Travel to Lexington, Kentucky as Part of the Justice Department’s Awareness Campaign to Address the Rising Public Health Crisis of Drug Addiction The Obama Administration is announcing a “week of action” to raise awareness about the rising public health […]

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Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following the release of the Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendations: “Opiate addiction is a terrible reality, and it’s a problem that we have seen across the nation. Addiction clearly exacerbates the struggle for those seeking to overcome homelessness, which is why I’m […]

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BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made […]

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