opioid crisis

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, photo, Jon Combes holds his bottle of buprenorphine, a medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness in people trying to stop using opiates, as he prepares to take a dose in a clinic in Olympia, Wash. The U.S. Department of Justice made clear, Tuesday, April 2, 2022, that barring the use of medication treatment for opioid abuse is a violation of federal law. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Fewer federal employees are addicted to opioids thanks to this Labor Department employee

Federal employees, no less than people in other occupations, sometimes have to deal with pain resulting from injuries. In recent years, many of them have…

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NIST scientist develops way to analyze illegal opioids faster, earns Sammies nod

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FILE -  In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer of West Virginia, talks in his office in Charleston, W.Va. President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia’s former health commissioner as the nation’s top anti-drug official, tapping an official who served on the frontlines of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The White House says Dr. Rahul Gupta will be the first physician to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the “drug czar.”  (AP Photo/John Raby)

Biden picks ex-West Virginia health official as drug czar

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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials Tuesday, April 9. 2019, warned doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain ailments, such as backaches.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The DEA keeps an eye on a problem that predated the pandemic, and will be here long after

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(AP Photo/Morry Gash)A mail truck moves down a street Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Fox Point, Wis. Facing public pressure and state lawsuits, the Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

USPS, CBP get ‘incomplete’ from Congress on stopping opioids in the mail

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CDC doctor and Sammies finalist helps track over prescribed opioids

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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective opioid settlement. The goal is to position themselves to enter settlement talks with drugmakers as a united front with the state, which would be a first nationally. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

DEA suggesting new method of regulating legal opioids

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IG’s concerns over OPM-GSA merger persist as reorganization remains in flux

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Governments use cloud technology to combat opioid crisis

Public servants and the first lady of North Dakota say cloud computing across levels of government can help combat the national opioid crisis.

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Agencies launch competition to improve opioid detection in mail

The opioid addiction crisis keep spreading and the federal government keeps marshaling more resources to try and roll it back.

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How HHS is developing a data strategy to help predict the next public health crisis

The Health and Human Services Department said it’s not yet positioned to use data to predict what the next public health crisis might be, but it’s developing a new data sharing strategy to launch the agency in the right direction.

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