Is your medication part of the drug war?

You know, there used to be a time, not too long ago, when opiates and heroin weren’t automatically linked together.  I guess those times are over now.

I wonder how a diabetic would feel if her medication was part of the drug war…  The Heroin and Insulin Task Force?

1/25/2015, Federal Officials Participate In New Mexico Pharmacists’ Association Meeting

“The Prescription Drug Epidemic in New Mexico: How Promoting a Partnership between the DEA and Pharmacists Can Help.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel R. Meyers, Supervisor of the Organized Crime Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, discussed the New Mexico Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative. This Initiative, which was launched earlier this month, is a collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in partnership with the Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative with the overriding goal of reducing the number of opioid-related deaths in the District of New Mexico.

4/7/2014 (Wisconsin), Heroin bills signed into law

The legislation is part of the “H.O.P.E.” (Heroin, Opiate, Prevention and Education) initiative to address opiate addiction throughout the state.

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