Governor’s opioid task force delivers programs to attack overdose surge


CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances. 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. The Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act invests $45 billion into the prevention, detection, surveillance and treatment of opioid abuse. This legislation builds on the bipartisan efforts that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act to provide states with additional resources and a long-term investment in this fight.

Advancements in US Customs and Border Protection technology at O'Hare more effectively identify inbound international fentanyl packages

CHICAGO (Nov. 28, 2017) — Improved detection capabilities and increased scrutiny of incoming packages will curb the influx of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids entering the U.S. through the mail, Gov. Bruce Rauner said today while touring the Chicago International Mailing Facility (IMF).

SILVIS, Ill. – Nov. 28, 2017 – The GMC Silvis Smile Illini Committee is sponsoring the Tree of Love in memory of someone special in our lives.

With its symbols of love and light, two meaningful words of the holiday season, the tree located at the main entrance of the Genesis Medical Center, Silvis hospital, will be adorned with ornaments, each representing a donation in honor or in memory of someone special.

DAVENPORT, IA – December 2017 –Gilda’s Club, is hosting a FREE Self-Care: Awareness, Acknowledgement, Action workshop for anyone impacted by cancer on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 East River Drive, Davenport).

Mindfulness and a holistic approach to health has become more of a focus in today’s fast-paced society.

Free Educational Workshop for to Help People Better Manage Side Effects

Clinton, IA (December) – Gilda’s Club will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments and Side Effects – a free workshop for people cancer patients and their caregivers.  Designed to help people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment, the workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:300 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church (439 3rd Avenue South).

DAVENPORT, IA – December 2017 –Gilda’s Club, is hosting a FREE Holiday Cheer & Self-Care with Chair Yoga workshop for anyone impacted by cancer on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 East River Drive, Davenport).

Bipartisan group urges Congress to repeal Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller joined 43 state and territorial attorneys general in urging Congress to repeal a 2016 federal law to enable the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to act against registered drug manufacturers and distributors that willfully contribute to the nation’s oversupply of prescription pain killers.

Victor and West Liberty telepharmacies fill prescriptions and offer OTC health items