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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Public Health

Anti-money laundering bill targets fentanyl trafficking

U.S. Reps. Young Kim (R-CA), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Andy Barr (R-KY) and Zach Nunn (R-IA) recently introduced the Stop Fentanyl Money Laundering Act, which targets money laundering within the fentanyl trafficking trade. “We cannot allow foreign drug manufacturers, money launderers, and... Read More »

Legislation seeks to reduce student opioid deaths

U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) are espousing the benefits of the recently introduced School Access to Naloxone Act - maintaining the bill would reduce student opioid overdose deaths. “The number of young Americans dying due to an overdose doubled in 2020, underscoring... Read More »

Justice Department details Operation SpecTor results

Justice Department officials have detailed the results of Operation SpecTor - described by authorities as a globally coordinated effort spanning three continents to disrupt dark web fentanyl and opioid trafficking. “Operation SpecTor was a coordinated international law enforcement effort,... Read More »

DEA to host 24th National Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is espousing the benefits of its 24th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 22. “Thanks to our local and state partners, we collected in the past event in October more than 33,500 pounds," DEA Washington Division Special Agent in Charge... Read More »

Legislation targets emergency room care gap

U.S. Reps. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) recently reintroduced the MISSION Zero Act, which would aid in addressing the emergency room care gap. The bill would enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to continue assigning trauma surgeons to civilian trauma centers. “The... Read More »

DARPA details FSHARP blood equivalent initiative

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are espousing the benefits of its Fieldable Solutions for Hemorrhage with bio-Artificial Resuscitation Products (FSHARP) program, which addresses blood supply shortages. “When blood donations decline – as we have seen during the... Read More »