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Nearly 1.5 tons of meds collected

Nearly 1.5 tons of meds collected

LONDON – Nearly 1.5 tons of medications were collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “This was the largest amount of pills that have been brought in for disposal by citizens...

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States to receive funding for opioid efforts

States to receive funding for opioid efforts

ATLANTA (4-18-17) – Letters are in the mail to governors of all states and U.S. territories informing them that $485 million in grants have been awarded for evidence-based initiatives through the 21st Century Cures Act, Tom Price, Secretary of the U.S. Department of...

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NIH announces new initiative

NIH announces new initiative

ATLANTA (4-18-17) – America currently lacks “safe, effective, non-addictive strategies” to combat the opioid epidemic, Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told attendees to the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Wednesday...

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Surgeon General urges compassion

Surgeon General urges compassion

ATLANTA (4-18-17) – Treating pain effectively, investing in community prevention, providing proper treatment, eradicating the stigma around addiction, and eliminating stress are keys to overcoming the nation’s opioid crisis, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H....

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Summit takes international focus

Summit takes international focus

ATLANTA (4-18-17) - The 6th National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit expds with an international focus on the influx of illegal drugs flowing from foreign countries into the United States. The second morning of the summit, attended by nearly 2,400 people, kicked off...

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Rogers, Bevin kick-off Summit

Rogers, Bevin kick-off Summit

ATLANTA (7-17-17) – Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th) and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued challenges for attendees of the 6th annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit to be passionate, learn from one another, and share promising initiatives with others...

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14th anniversary, Congressional testimony

The first week of April was a momentous occasion for Operation UNITE, President/CEO Nancy Hale told members of the UNITE Board of Directors at their monthly board meeting. On Wednesday, April 5, Hale testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the opioid...

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Hale testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee

Hale testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee

Nancy Hale, President and CEO of Operation UNITE, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Other witnesses were Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy...

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Drug Courts proving their worth

Child support collections from Drug Courts in Operation UNITE's service region rose by more than 75 percent in February, while the number of community service hours provided by participants increased by more than 40 percent during the same period. “Drug courts...

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