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Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,”…
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DEA surge in drug diversion investigations leads to 28 arrests and 147 revoked registrations

Surge part of Administration’s focus on combatting the opioid epidemic WASHINGTON – For 45 days in February and March, the Drug Enforcement Administration surged its enforcement and administrative resources to identify and investigate prescribers and pharmacies that dispensed disproportionately large amounts of drugs. The ultimate goal…
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DEA announces step to increase opioid addiction treatment

Deregulation enables mid-level practitioners to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine to addicts. WASHINGTON, DC : The United States Drug Enforcement Administration today announced a deregulatory measure that will make it easier for residents of underserved areas to receive treatment for opioid addiction. As published today in the…
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Man involved in Furanyl Fentanyl distribution conspiracy pleads guilty to federal drug charge

Fentanyl Response Team HAZMAT Cleanup. LUBBOCK, TX:  - A Lubbock, Texas man, Steven Lawrence Forcum, 32, appeared yesterday before Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant Jr. and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a large-scale furanyl fentanyl distribution conspiracy, announced Special…
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DEA and local law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs

WASHINGTON, DC:  This Saturday, October 28, from 10 to 2 local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes…
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Justice Department announces first ever indictments against designated Chinese manufacturers of deadly fentanyl and other opiate substances

WASHINGTON, DC: – The Justice Department announced today that federal grand juries in the Southern District of Mississippi and the District of North Dakota returned indictments, unsealed yesterday, against two Chinese nationals and their North American based traffickers and distributors for separate conspiracies to distribute…
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