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Larsen releases report to combat opioid epidemic in NW Washington

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WASHINGTON D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a district opioid report on January 25 analyzing the opioid epidemic in Northwest Washington while presenting several federal policy recommendations he believes could address the issues facing local communities. “It is time to regain the momentum to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives,” said Larsen. “Congress and the […]

County to receive up to $25.4M to save lives ravaged by the opioid crisis

opioid crisis

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 1, 2022—Snohomish County is set to receive up to $25.4 million from a resolution with the three largest distributors of prescription opioids. Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in 2021 after rejecting a national settlement. In Ferguson’s announcement, Washington state will receive a […]

Federal and community partners taking action to prevent fentanyl deaths

fentanyl roundtable

EVERETT, Wash., May 6, 2022 – Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with local stakeholders for a fentanyl overdose prevention and substance abuse roundtable at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett today.  “Personally, I have a large family, and in that regard, [addiction] has impacted my extended family,” […]

Snohomish County sees 21% increase in opioid deaths compared to same period last year

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Snohomish County officials say coronavirus pandemic induced isolation is driving opioid overdose numbers higher, the county in a position to exceed last year’s overdose death total. According to the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination Group, 86 people have died of an opioid related overdose by the end […]

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