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Minnesota Department Creates New Position to Fight Opioid Crisis

Jessica McCarthy says she hopes to be a resource for overdose victims. Her goal is to help them refrain from relapsing by working individually with them to get them treatment and guide them to available services.

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National Law Enforcement Museum to Host Opioid Panel Discussion

The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will host a panel discussion Thursday called "Conversations — Opioids: Communities Fighting Back."

8 Ohio Deputies, 2 DEA Agents Hospitalized for Possible Fentanyl Exposure

At 5:30 a.m., deputies were responding to a residence in Rocky River for what appeared to be a raid involving DEA agents.

President Trump Signs into Law New Legislation Addressing Opioid Crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill—passed by a 98-1 vote in the Senate and a 393-8 vote in the House—aimed at making medical treatment for opioid addiction more widely available while also cracking down on illicit drugs being sent through the mail.

Arizona Police Partner with Drug Counselors in Effort to Combat Opioid Crisis

Police in Pima County, AZ, have received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a collaboration aimed at taking a more holistic approach to dealing with people addicted to opioids.

IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

Protection Against Airborne Toxins

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.

Massachusetts Officers Treated for Opioid Exposure After Responding to Fatal Overdose

Two Sterling, MA, Police officers and one Massachusetts State Police trooper were treated for opioid exposure after responding to a fatal overdose on Friday.

Video: 24 Guards, Inmates Treated for Opioid Exposure in Ohio Prison

As officers and medical responders arrived, a total of 28 individuals were treated through the administration of naloxone.

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DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

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