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April 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Media reports indicate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) intends to introduce legislation to raise the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement: “We’re encouraged to see Senate

April 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced legislation today that aims to address the skyrocketing rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend that has been largely driven by the popularity of flavored e-cigarettes. Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clarification to its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) yesterday, noting the 2016 guidance is not meant to restrict access to appropriate pain treatment for people living with chronic

April 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. – April 5, 2019 – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation today that would task the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce the skyrocketing rates of tobacco product use among youth. The Preventing Opportunities

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