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"Everyone is going to be anti-opioid these days—until they have a car crash that breaks their pelvis, or a loved one gets cancer."

- Michael C. Barnes, CUSP Chairman

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Experts Side with DEA on Opioid Quota Issue

January 20, 2020
Policymakers have been calling for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reduce the number of opioids produced each year. Policy Manager Christopher Piemonte writes that experts in policy, pain, and law enforcement are all aligned in their belief that this strategy will be ineffective and that to continue to suggest it indicates a lack of education on the part of the policymakers.

Big Business, Congress Focus on Drugs

December 12, 2019

CUSP’s chairman discusses a major U.S. retailer’s theory that a rise in thefts may be attributed to the drug abuse crisis. He also discusses the proposed drug pricing bill before Congress.

Stakeholders Ask Congress for Hearings on SUPPORT Act Implementation

December 7, 2019
CUSP is a part of nine organizations that submitted a joint letter to Congress calling for oversight hearings on the implementation of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.

“Not all health care professionals subject to the DOJ’s searches and seizures are ‘dirty docs.’ In fact, some of them are nationally recognized leaders not just in pain management, but also in addiction medicine”

A More Sensible Surge: Ending DOJ's Indiscriminate Raids of Healthcare Providers
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#FunFactFriday No matter what side of the aisle you're on, it's a good day when Notorious B.I.G. lyrics make an appearance on the Senate floor http://ow.ly/JvwG50y4bGb

Excellent article from the @CatoInstitute highlighting more evidence that the #overdosecrisis was NOT caused by the prescription of #opioids to #pain patients. To end this crisis, we need to abandon false narratives and focus on the true underlying causes.
http://ow.ly/aYNH50y3tO3

"“Second-chance” hires are highly dedicated workers who appreciate the opportunity they’ve been given and are extraordinarily loyal to their employer."

In a time of record low unemployment, that's a winning formula says Jeffrey Korzenik of @FifthThird ✅
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-opinion-chicago-forward-jobs-criminal-record-20200118-gaa5wtygqrc6rolmwmebzphxda-story.html

Guest columnist Christopher Piemonte of @USPolicyCenter says many public officials have failed to do their homework and have a fundamental misunderstanding of the #opioidcrisis. #chronicpain #cpp #overdose #DEA
http://bit.ly/2TGCGLa

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