opioid epidemic

January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 10 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Jan. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. General Assembly:  Maryland’s General Assembly begins today at noon in Annapolis. Del. Shane Robinson says the delegation needs “to be hungry” to bring home more money from Annapolis. #MGA2018 https://t.co/RZAE8aX6K1 — MCM-Doug (@Media_Doug) January 9, 2018 2. Narcan Training:  Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger […]

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January 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Releases Plan to Combat Opioids

Sixth Congressional District candidate David Trone unveiled a plan Monday to combat the opioid crisis that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, promote new prescription guidelines and make treatment more affordable. In a campaign statement, Trone criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis. He said the federal government needs to spend […]

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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers’ guests include Steve Chaikin, Jane de Winter, Chuck Short, and Linna Barnes. Mooers and the panel discuss the opioid epidemic with Steve Chaikin, the public school systems proposed Capital Budget for FY19 with Jane de Winter, the Holiday Giving Project with Chuck Short, and […]

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October 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 27 in Montgomery County

What do you need to know for Oct. 27? Here are five things: 1. Hate Classical Music?: Or do you just think you hate classical music? A session from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville. Center director TeAnna Abraham will explore the works of Mozart, Bach, […]

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October 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Yappy Hour: Enjoy music and food at Yappy Hour sponsored by Montgomery Parks and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog area and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. We are howling about Yappy […]

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September 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Berliner Commends CVS Drug Store’s Decision to Limit Painkiller Prescriptions

Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, who serves who on the council’s health and human services committee, said CVS Pharmacy’s new policy to limit opioid prescriptions is a step in the right direction. CVS announced a new policy earlier this week aimed to combat the national opioid abuse epidemic. Starting in February of 2018,  the […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Participates in Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan joined District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic at the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit on Tuesday. The conference, organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, gathered hundreds of policymakers, public health and safety professionals to confront the substance […]

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