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U.S Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held hearings Wednesday on a bill to combat the opioid crisis. Jennifer Donahue from the Delaware Office of Child Advocate testified.


Former Gov. Jack Markell addressed the opioid crisis Thursday during a gubernatorial panel at Harvard’s School of Public Health.


Nick Ciolino

Christiana Care Health System is starting a new program to help people find treatment for opioid use disorder. The hospital will offer to send peer mentors to the homes of people who have overdosed on opioids.


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The City of Dover is getting in line with other public bodies to sue the pharmaceutical industry for its role in the opioid crisis.

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New Castle County is lawyering up to potentially sue the pharmaceutical industry for its role in the opioid crisis.

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There is currently no standard for care when treating people suffering from an addiction to opioids. But some treatment programs at Christiana Care Health System are receiving national attention for their effectiveness.

New Castle County is getting new funds to boost a program that’s helping address the opioid crisis locally.

A nearly $120,000 grant from the University of Baltimore will allow New Castle County Police to hire a full-time coordinator for its Hero Help Program.

Hero Help launched in May 2016, allowing officers to refer people with addiction problems committing non-violent, victimless crimes to a voluntary treatment program rather than arrest them.

Nick Ciolino

Opioid prescriptions in Delaware are down in the months following implementation of new state regulations trying to address the opioid epidemic.

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The state of Delaware is retaining a national group of attorneys to investigate, and possibly file suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and others who may have contributed to the opioid epidemic in the First State.

Doctors in Delaware warn more infants in the state are born dependent on drugs and alcohol.


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