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McGovern Approves of Obama Administration’s Call for $1.1 Billion to Address Opioids

Thursday, July 07, 2016

 

Congressman Jim McGovern approves of President Obama's announcement that his administration will take more action to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and across the country. 

The administration is calling for $1.1 billion in new funding to support the effort. 

“Our families and communities in Massachusetts need a strong bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic and that is exactly what President Obama is calling for. Congress has a responsibility to do all it can to confront this crisis and this $1.1 billion proposal would help to expand access to treatment, strengthen prescription drug monitoring, enable safe disposal of unneeded drugs, and increase much-needed research on pain and opioid misuse and overdose," said McGovern. 

Obama's proposal would make Massachusetts eligible for up to $20 million in new funding over two years to expand access to treatment for opioid use disorders. 

McGovern added, “In the past year, I have worked tirelessly to make sure the voices of Massachusetts families are heard in Washington, co-sponsoring three different bills and joining my House Colleagues to call on Administration officials to ensure all of our communities are receiving the federal funds needed to address this crisis. We must do all we can to ensure that treatment is available to those who seek it. Prevention and treatment must be at the heart of our approach. Congress must embrace a smart and comprehensive approach to help all of the families and communities touched by the opioid epidemic. This is a national priority and under-funding this fight is not an option.”

For further information on White House action against Opioids, click here. 

 

Related Slideshow: #50 to #1: Doctors in Worcester That Received the Most Money from Drug Companies

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#50

Doctor: BOGDAN NEDELESCU

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $7,711

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#49

Doctor: NIKOLAOS KAKOUROS

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $7,787

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#48

Doctor: DANIEL TANENBAUM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Drug Company Money: $8,430

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#47

Doctor: J.Lock

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Drug Company Money: $8,459

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#46

Doctor: PETER TOMAIOLO

Field: Other Service Providers/Specialist

Drug Company Money: $8,711

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#45

Doctor: DAVID HARLAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Drug Company Money: $8,734

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#44

Doctor: WALTER ETTINGER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $8,926

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#43

Doctor: STANLEY TAM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

Drug Company Money: $8,993

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#42

Doctor: JAN CERNY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $9,004

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#41

Doctor: ROBERTO BOMPREZZI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $9,015

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#40

Doctor: PATRICK CONNOLLY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $9,422

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#39

Doctor: SALEEM KHANANI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $10,432

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#38

Doctor: CHRISTIAN DIPAOLA

Field:  Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $10,501

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#37

Doctor: KEVIN FLOYD

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Drug Company Money: $10,521

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#36

Doctor: CHRISTOPHER VINTON

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $10,547

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#35

Doctor: MICHAEL BRADBURY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Ophthalmology

Drug Company Money: $11,285

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#34

Doctor: SPIRO KHOURY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $11,569

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#33

Doctor: CAROLINA IONETE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $12,513

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#32

Doctor: CURUCHI ANAND

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $14,792

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#31

Doctor: CHARLES BIRBARA

Field: Other Service Providers/Specialist

Drug Company Money: $15,061

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#30

Doctor: JENNIFER PAPPALARDO

Field: Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Service Providers/Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Drug Company Money: $15,218

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#29

Doctor: LAWRENCE GARBER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $15,357

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#28

Doctor: THEO MEYER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $16,199

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#27

Doctor: JOHN WIXTED

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $16,292

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#26

Doctor: LLOYD FISHER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Pediatrics

Drug Company Money: $16,939

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#25

Doctor: SETH KATES

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Dermatology

Drug Company Money: $17,106

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#24

Doctor: WILLIAM BALCOM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $17,189

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#23

Doctor: IRA OCKENE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $20,250

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#22

Doctor: ALAN ROTHMAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Drug Company Money: $21,366

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#21

Doctor: MARK PRICE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $21,649

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#20

Doctor: KRISHNA KANDARPA

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $22,864

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#19

Doctor: DAVID CAVE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Drug Company Money: $26,454

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#18

Doctor: CHRISTOPHER MACOMBER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery

Drug Company Money: $27,285

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#17

Doctor: RAYMOND DUNN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Drug Company Money: $28,671

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#16

Doctor: BONNIE WEINER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $28,951

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#15

Doctor: HERBERT MARKLEY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $35,233

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#14

Doctor: SARAH CUTRONA

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $37,108

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#13

Doctor: YARON GOLDMAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Drug Company Money: $41,206

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#12

Doctor: ITALO LINFANTE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $63,654

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#11

Doctor: JEAN MARIE HOUGHTON

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Drug Company Money: $63,972

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#10

Doctor: MOHAMAD OCH

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry

Drug Company Money: $74,245

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#9

Doctor: FREDERIK PENNINGS

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Neurological Surgery

Drug Company Money: $80,495

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#8

Doctor: JAY MARLIN

Field: Dental Providers/Dentist, Endodontics

Drug Company Money: $90,669

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#7

Doctor: BILAL PIPERDI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $95,534

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#6

Doctor: GEORGE ABRAHAM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $97,836

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#5

Doctor: JONATHAN KAY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Drug Company Money: $121K

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#4

Doctor: ANDRES SCHANZER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Drug Company Money: $126K

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#3

Doctor: BRIAN BUSCONI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $209K

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#2

Doctor: TARIQ MUGHAL

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $432K

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#1

Doctor: AJAY WAKHLOO

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $1.01 Million

 
 

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