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Sen. Collins Lies About Accepting Opioid Money

Sen. Collins Lies About Accepting Opioid Money

In a conversation with a constituent last week, U.S. Senator Susan Collins at first flatly denied she had accepted money from both the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, and drug company giant Eli Lilly. The Sacklers have admitted to misleadingly...

The Numbers We Need To End Our Overdose Crisis

The Numbers We Need To End Our Overdose Crisis

Governor Murphy just told us fewer New Jerseyans died last year from preventable overdoses than the year before. That’s good news. But we agree with Governor Murphy that 3,021 lives lost is not a number to celebrate. Because each of these lives was a mother, a father,...

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no...

I’m Living Proof The CARE Act Will Save Lives

I’m Living Proof The CARE Act Will Save Lives

To save lives from our opioid epidemic, we have to meet drug users where they are. I know: I’m living proof. My name is Jerad Halcott, and I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At ten, I was huffing prescription drugs, then I moved on to stronger stuff. At fifteen,...

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