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

One of the difficulties of controlling illegal opioids is that it comes mixed in with other substances. Sometimes detecting it can take hours of chemical…

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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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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…

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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017 file photo, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins speak during a news conference in Trenton, N.J. On Friday, June 15, 2018, Collins announced the NIH is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems that would undermine the credibility of its findings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NIH director talks HEAL Initiative to fight opioid crisis

The opioid overuse crisis has drawn several federal agencies into the battle to mitigate it so Congress gave the National Institutes of Health $500 million…

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VIDEO: How VA’s longstanding tradition of research makes its mark on veterans, employees

The latest research and advancements from the Veterans Affairs Department include a power-wheelchair that can climb stairs and curbs, new prosthetics and a powerful study on the impacts of opioids.

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