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The Role of Litigation in Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Health / May 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ET

  In March, Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $270 million to the state of Oklahoma in the first state settlement of litigation stemming from the opioid epidemic. There are more than 1,600 other cases pending across the United States. As…

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BPC Releases First Comprehensive, Transparent Study of Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Health / Press Release March 26, 2019

Washington, D.C.– In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involving an opioid. Americans are now at greater risk of dying from an opioid overdose than a car…

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Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Health / Research March 26, 2019

BPC conducted an analysis of federal appropriations and identified 57 federal programs that, either entirely or significantly, fund efforts to curb the opioid epidemic.

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Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Health / March 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involving an opioid. Over the past two years, the federal government has invested billions of dollars into prevention, treatment,…

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BPC Calls Final Opioid Legislation Important Step in Right Direction

Health / Press Release September 28, 2018

The opioid overdose epidemic is one of the most important public health challenges of our time, killing nearly 50,000 Americans in 2017 alone.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels

Health / September 26, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Members of BPC’s Governors’ Council talked with the HHS Assistant Secretary about the response to the opioid epidemic and the latest from the states.

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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope / Blog August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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Local Efforts for Battling Opioid Crisis Offer Innovative Approaches

Tim Shaw, Timothy Swope / Blog June 25, 2018

in at least two areas of the country, health care providers, law enforcement, and others are closely coordinating their efforts which are helping to stem the opioid tide. 

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America Needs the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Health / Press Release May 17, 2018

In order to comprehensively tackle the opioid epidemic, it is critical that states and communities have a federal partner that is itself coordinated.

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Solutions to the Opioid Crisis: Testimony by Anand Parekh, M.D.

Health / Research May 17, 2018

In 2016 alone, 2.1 million Americans had an opioid use disorder and 42,249 Americans died from overdosing on opioids, 116 every day.

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