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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides New Funds to Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides New Funds to Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic




    Enhancing state, territorial, tribal, and non-governmental capacity to prevent opioid overdoses


    (September 19, 2018) - - To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data. “This epidemic is the public health crisis of our time – and we are losing far too many Americans each day from opioid overdoses,
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  • U. S. Food and Drug Administration Takes New Steps to Address Epidemic of Youth e-cigarette Use - - Action Against Retailers and Manufacturers

    U. S. Food and Drug Administration Takes New Steps to Address Epidemic of Youth e-cigarette Use, including a Historic Action Against more than 1,300 Retailers and 5 Major Manufacturers for their Roles Perpetuating Youth Access





    Warning letters and civil money penalty complaints to retailers are largest coordinated enforcement effort in agency history; FDA requests manufacturers provide plan for mitigating youth sales within 60 days; warns it may restrict flavored e-cigarettes to address youth epidemic


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    (September 12, 2018) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a series of critical and historic enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to kids. In the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history, the agency
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  • Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke Welcomes Traveling Memorial to Lives Lost in Opioid Epidemic

    Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke Welcomes Traveling Memorial to Lives Lost in Opioid Epidemic





    Washington, DC - - (March 27, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauded President Trump for welcoming the “Prescribed to Death” exhibit to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., where it will be hosted by the National Park Service and will be open to the public from April 12 until April 18, 2018.

    The interactive exhibit, created by the National Safety Council as part of its “Stop Everyday Killers” public engagement campaign, features personal stories, impactful videos, and startling statistics. It also includes a wall with 22,000 simulated pills, each representing the face of an American overdose.

    “‘The Prescribed to Death’ exhibit brings the very real tragedy experienced by countless American families to Washington,
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation takes on Opioid Abuse and Overdose Epidemic

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation takes on Opioid Abuse and Overdose Epidemic



    Explore critical challenges and actions employers can take in the midst of this growing epidemic






    Atlanta, GA - - (March 15, 2017) - - The United States is in the midst of an alarming opioid overdose epidemic, and U.S. employers are challenged by the epidemic’s toll on their workers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids were involved in the overdose deaths of more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, nearly quadruple the number from 2000 and more than any year on record. The estimated lost productivity for people in the United States with opioid use disorder totaled $20.4 billion in 2013.

    Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how CDC is working to protect individuals and families—many of whom are in the workplace—from
    ...
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides New Funds to Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides New Funds to Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic




    Enhancing state, territorial, tribal, and non-governmental capacity to prevent opioid overdoses


    (September 19, 2018) - - To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data. “This epidemic is the public health crisis of our time – and we are losing far too many Americans each day from opioid overdoses,
    ...
    09-24-2018, 11:55 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U. S. Food and Drug Administration Takes New Steps to Address Epidemic of Youth e-cigarette Use - - Action Against Retailers and Manufacturers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U. S. Food and Drug Administration Takes New Steps to Address Epidemic of Youth e-cigarette Use, including a Historic Action Against more than 1,300 Retailers and 5 Major Manufacturers for their Roles Perpetuating Youth Access





    Warning letters and civil money penalty complaints to retailers are largest coordinated enforcement effort in agency history; FDA requests manufacturers provide plan for mitigating youth sales within 60 days; warns it may restrict flavored e-cigarettes to address youth epidemic


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    (September 12, 2018) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a series of critical and historic enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to kids. In the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history, the agency
    ...
    09-14-2018, 04:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke Welcomes Traveling Memorial to Lives Lost in Opioid Epidemic
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke Welcomes Traveling Memorial to Lives Lost in Opioid Epidemic





    Washington, DC - - (March 27, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauded President Trump for welcoming the “Prescribed to Death” exhibit to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., where it will be hosted by the National Park Service and will be open to the public from April 12 until April 18, 2018.

    The interactive exhibit, created by the National Safety Council as part of its “Stop Everyday Killers” public engagement campaign, features personal stories, impactful videos, and startling statistics. It also includes a wall with 22,000 simulated pills, each representing the face of an American overdose.

    “‘The Prescribed to Death’ exhibit brings the very real tragedy experienced by countless American families to Washington,
    ...
    04-04-2018, 04:32 AM
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation takes on Opioid Abuse and Overdose Epidemic
    by OverSeer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation takes on Opioid Abuse and Overdose Epidemic



    Explore critical challenges and actions employers can take in the midst of this growing epidemic






    Atlanta, GA - - (March 15, 2017) - - The United States is in the midst of an alarming opioid overdose epidemic, and U.S. employers are challenged by the epidemic’s toll on their workers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids were involved in the overdose deaths of more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, nearly quadruple the number from 2000 and more than any year on record. The estimated lost productivity for people in the United States with opioid use disorder totaled $20.4 billion in 2013.

    Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how CDC is working to protect individuals and families—many of whom are in the workplace—from
    ...
    03-16-2017, 09:29 AM

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