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By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Justice Department’s Criminal Division creates Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO Strike Force), a joint More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Florida doctor Kenneth Rivera-Kolb pleads guilty to dealing opioids, drugs out of substance abuse treatment facility

The Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment center in Wellington, Florida, pled guilty today to unlawfully distributing controlled substances (opioids, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines). Ariana Fajardo More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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Health Care Fraud: 600 charged in more than $2 billion in false billings

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Opioid drug overdose deaths: ‘No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic’

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Opioid Epidemic: Sens. Graham, Cotton to introduce bill to increase penalties

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will unveil legislation to help fight the opioid epidemic that will ensure penalties for fentanyl distribution and trafficking better More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Opioid epidemic: ‘Emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses’

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/geralt More...

By Guest Author On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Opioid Use In Oil Field Injuries Reaches Epidemic Proportions

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest statistics about opioid use in the workplace. The cases of opioid overdose in the US has reached epidemic proportions. The issue isn’t More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Jeff Sessions on marijuana: ‘We will enforce law in an appropriate way nationwide’

While the Obama administration was mostly hands-off, sorta, with the number of states that legalized medical and recreational marijuana, it appears the Trump administration may be more apt to enforce federal law. Image/donkey More...


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