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  • Illinois has been particularly impacted by the opioid epidemic currently happening globally. For this reason, DASA is firmly committed to addressing this issue through prevention, education, and treatment. Below you will find links to our resources and current efforts. Check back often, as we are ad...Illinois has been particularly impacted by the opioid epidemic currently happening globally. For this reason, DASA is firmly committed to addressing this issue through prevention, education, and treatment. Below you will find links to our resources and current efforts. Check back often, as we are ad...
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    U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration emergency schedules all illicit fentanyls in an effort to reduce overdose deaths

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week placed all illicit fentanyl analogues not already regulated by the Controlled Substances Act into Schedule I—the category for substances with no currently accepted medical use—for two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension. This action is expected to reduce these substances’ flow into the country and slow the alarming increase in overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids.

    “DEA is committed to using all of its tools to aggressively fight and address the opioid crisis and growing fentanyl problem plaguing the United States,” said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “By proactively scheduling the whole class of illicit fentanyl substances simultaneously, federal agents and prosecutors can take swift and necessary action against those bringing this poison into our communities.”

    A fentanyl analogue is a substance intended for human consumption that is substantially similar in its chemical makeup and effects to fentanyls already listed in Schedule I. Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin and other substances (such as cocaine and methamphetamine) or used in counterfeit pharmaceutical prescription drugs. As a consequence, users who buy these substances on the illicit market are often unaware of the specific substance they are actually consuming and the associated risk.

    Anyone who possesses, imports, distributes, or manufactures any illicit fentanyl analogue will be subject to criminal prosecution in the same manner as for fentanyl and other controlled substances. This will make it easier for federal prosecutors and agents to prosecute traffickers of all forms of fentanyl-related substances.

    The Federal Register notice is available here:https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/06/2018-02319/schedules-of-controlled-substances-temporary-placement-of-fentanyl-related-substances-in-schedule-i
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  • Colorado’s overall crime rate increased 5.5 percent in Colorado from 2015 to 2016 fueled by a rise in violent crime including rape, murder and robbery.Colorado’s overall crime rate increased 5.5 percent in Colorado from 2015 to 2016 fueled by a rise in violent crime including rape, murder and robbery.
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  • FDA statement on scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuseFDA statement on scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse
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  • A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical cannabis card passed a Senate committee Wednesday.TheA bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical cannabis card passed a Senate committee Wednesday.The
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  • PRINCETON — The city of Princeton entered the war on drugs — the one being waged against the pharmaceutical industry.PRINCETON — The city of Princeton entered the war on drugs — the one being waged against the pharmaceutical industry.
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