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“Overdose deaths related to illicit substances, such as fentanyl and cocaine, have continued to climb in spite of the government’s supply-reduction efforts.”

Demanding Better: A Case for Increased Funding and Involvement of State Medical Boards in Response to America’s Drug Abuse Crisis

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“When developing strategies to prevent opioid or other substance misuse, stakeholders should bear in mind that individuals often do not use a singular substance.”

Polysubstance Use Among People Who Use Opioids or Other Drugs Nonmedically
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CUSP Appoints Dr. Lynn Webster as Senior Fellow

July 12, 2021

CUSP welcomes new senior fellow with focus on ensuring credible science, sound economics, and the rule of law underpin U.S. health and drug policy.

Federal Drug Policy Requires Greater Economic Balance

May 19, 2021

CUSP’s chairman tells PAINWeek that the federal government can improve drug policy by better addressing both demand for and supply of controlled medications and illicit substances.

CUSP Names Executives ‘Qualified and Ready on Day One’

December 15, 2020

Nonprofit tells Biden-Harris Transition Team that no woman has ever served as drug czar and states, “It is time for a woman to hold that position.”

“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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Important warning from @DEAHQ. Recognizing illicit substances are involved in +/- 83% of #opioid related deaths, @DOJCrimDiv & DEA should focus on black mkt drug supply. Let licensing boards investigate and refer prescribing cases. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dea-warning-counterfeit-drugs/2021/09/27/448fcb18-1f27-11ec-b3d6-8cdebe60d3e2_story.html

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