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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 health emergency. In her statement, Duke stated […]

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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 about how the opioid crisis has […]

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Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and West Virginia University (WVU) have joined together to combat the growing opioid epidemic. West Virginia has been hard hit by the opioid crisis. The state’s indigent burial fund has run out of money six years in a row due to overdose deaths, and […]

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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 (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations. Allen spoke about the dangers […]

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