opioids


Interagency response needed for opioid crisis



Interagency response needed for opioid crisis
On October 26, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke released a statement on DHS’s role in responding to the opioid crisis. Duke’s statement followed President Trump’s announcement that he would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public… Read More

Interagency task force created to combat illicit opioids



Interagency task force created to combat illicit opioids
On October 23, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act creates an interagency task force focused on eradicating the illicit fentanyl and heroin trade. Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) co-sponsored the legislation. In her remarks, Rep. Clark spoke… Read More

Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl



Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl
Last month officials from multiple government agencies met with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Among those speaking were Matthew Allen, Assistant Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More