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IMPORTANT UPDATES: HOUSE of REP OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HEARING WITH SACKLERS/PURDUE PHARMA CEO POSTPONED TBD - Committee does still wants letters for official hearing record from individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic. Submit to: oversight_clerks #opioidcrisis

W. Virginia fed court delayed a planned January opioid trial after the three major U.S. drug distributors argued the worsening coronavirus pandemic made it too dangerous, but the judge hinted the rescheduled trial could be partially remote. #opioidcrisis

EX-INSYS MANAGER AVOIDS PRISON FOR OPIOID KICKBACK SCHEME - Jeffrey Pearlman was sentenced to three years of probation for engaging in a kickback scheme tied to fentanyl spray prescriptions. #opioidcrisis #fentanyl

Lancaster, SC -- The opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone was among the items given out during a drive-thru event in holiday gift bags in a South Carolina community ravaged by the opioid crisis. #opioidcrisis

Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team, pilot program established to address opioid abuse in Wilmington, is reporting success. Goal: initiate follow-up recovery care & counseling to individuals who survived an opioid overdose, lowering overdoses. #opioidcrisis

Late singer/songwriter, son of country music legend Steve Earle, passed away in August & report by TN Health Dept revealed musician's cause of death was accidental “acute combined drug toxicity" fentanyl-laced cocaine resulted in overdose. #opioidcrisis