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Watch: Trump signs Interdict Act to halt the flow of deadly drugs into the country

Donald Trump signs Interdict Act into law 1-10-18

President Donald Trump signed the Interdict Act into law Wednesday evening which will aid law enforcement in efforts to stop the flow of opioids into the United States. “This law directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide additional tools and resources to detect and intercept the supply of illicit Fentanyl,” the president told reporters. “In 2016, nearly 20,000 Americans ...

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DEA establishes six new opioid enforcement teams

DEA with local police

The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the establishment of six new enforcement teams focused on combatting the flow of opioids, specifically heroin and illicit fentanyl. “At a time when overdose deaths are at catastrophic levels, the DEA’s top priority is addressing the opioid epidemic and pursuing the criminal organizations that distribute their poison to our neighborhoods,” said DEA Acting Administrator ...

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Coroner: Eric Bolling’s son died from opioid overdose

Eric Bolling and Chase Bolling

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced Thursday night that his son died from an overdose that included opioids according to the medical examiner who performed the autopsy. “Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado,” Mr. Bolling tweeted. “Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included opioids.” In a sad coincidence, the announcement came the same ...

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WATCH: Trump Announces Health Emergency for Opioid Drug Crisis

Donald Trump speech opioid epidemic 10-26-17

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday addressed the nation about the administration’s efforts to combat the opioid drug crisis in America. The first lady relayed her involvement in fighting the epidemic and the president announced the declaration of a public health emergency. The declaration will last 90-days and “will reorient all of the federal government and executive branch ...

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DEA, law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 28

DEA drug take back

WASHINGTON – This Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Individuals can take ...

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Trump: Use All Appropriate Authority in ‘Opioid Emergency’

Building upon the recommendations in the interim report from the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, President Donald Trump has instructed his Administration to use all appropriate authority to respond to the crisis caused by the opioid epidemic according to a White House statement. During a short press availability earlier Thursday, the president declared the opioid ...

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Press Briefing on Opioids meeting with Sec Tom Price [video and transcript]

Tom Price opioid press briefing 8-8-17

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price briefs the media on a meeting he held earlier with President Donald Trump on the ongoing Opioid crisis in the United States. Full Transcript SECRETARY PRICE: Good afternoon. We just have come from an extremely productive meeting with the President and the First Lady gathered to talk about the opioid crisis. The President ...

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Commission on Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis Makes Announcement

President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addition and Opioid Crisis will discuss its mission and purpose in a 12:30 p.m. Eastern briefing. The commission was formed out of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on March 29, 2017. “It shall be the policy of the executive branch to combat the scourge of drug abuse, addiction, and overdose (drug addiction), ...

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