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Haley creates prescription drug abuse panel

Gov. Nikki Haley wants that to change, and Friday she issued an executive order creating the Governor’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce the amount ... read more

SC editorials: Police shootings, corruption probe, prescription epidemic

Before Friday, when consulting the database was voluntary, only 21 percent of the state’s physicians enrolled to access it, according to a 2014 report from the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Counc... read more

Most South Carolina doctors will be required to use prescription database

In response to his report, Gov. Nikki Haley created the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council, which similarly concluded one year ago that mandating the database's use is key to combatting abuse ... read more

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Wyoming opioid task force talks education, laws in Riverton

CHEYENNE – Members of the Legislature’s Joint Opioid Addiction Task Force held their first meeting this week in Riverton to discuss Wyoming prescription opioid abuse. The temporary task force was esta... read more

Drug czar talks about state’s efforts to address opioid abuse

McClelland, who was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in January 2017 to the newly created drug prevention and treatment position, reports directly to the governor, while also chairing the Indiana Commis... read more

New South Carolina law will expand access to drug-overdose antidote

It comes in the form of a nasal spray or injection, similar to an EpiPen, said Livingston, also a member of a prescription drug abuse prevention council created by Gov. Nikki Haley. “It’s been proven ... read more

Explainer: Prescription Monitoring Program Enters Crucial Phase

What it is: The New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a database established ... by former Gov. James E. McGreevey and other members of a task force launched by the Governor’s Council on ... read more

Florida governor visits Bradenton to announce opioid plan

The House "absolutely" will support a funding increase for drug prevention efforts next year, Corcoran said. The governor ... and substance abuse would have declined by $11 million, according to budge... read more

Md. pharmacies to stock heroin antidote

Deval Patrick declared opiate abuse a public health emergency, a move accompanied by $20 million in added funding for drug treatment programs, as well as measures that mandated prescription ... Gov. M... read more

DAUGAARD: State is fighting the opioid epidemic

And the numbers of infants born drug-dependent and children placed in foster care because of parental drug abuse have both increased substantially. Fortunately, South Dakota’s prescription ... four ke... read more

Legislators Poised to Combat Deadly Rise in Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use

Using tax money from electronic cigarettes for anti-drug abuse initiatives, freeing up the use of empty hospital beds for drug treatment and updating the drug-prevention ... said council officials are ... read more

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