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Friday, February 09, 2018

Efforts to address the opioid crisis
US Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),and other lawmakers have introduced legislation to advance urgently needed research to address the opioid crisis. The Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with more flexible authority to conduct innovative research to increase scientific understanding and lead to ways to prevent, treat, diagnose and cure disease, including research that is urgently required to respond to public health threats such as the opioid crisis. Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says the NIH has predicted that the development of a new, non-addictive painkiller could be achieved within five years with consistent funding and more flexible authority to conduct the necessary research. This legislation builds on the 21st Century Cures Act by giving the NIH even more flexibility to conduct research to address the opioid crisis. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, there were nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, and more than 42,000 of the deaths were related to opioid overdoses—115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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  • Jones arrest
  • Planned Parenthood funding
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