SB 772 will decrease prevalence of “doctor-shopping”

EAST ST. LOUIS (Dec. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed into law SB 772, legislation that will require prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License to register with and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), a database that records patient prescription history.

Former President joined Get America Covered organizing call to get people ready for final push to sign up for coverage before December 15 deadline

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

“Oversight of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act”

December 12, 2017


Iowa City, IA (December 8, 2017) – There is still time to nominate a great Iowa nurse for the 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2018 award. Nominations are open at and close December 31, 2017. Each year, the program recognizes 100 nurses across the state whose compassion and commitment to their patients and the nursing profession stand out above all others. Founded in 2005, the program has recognized 1,300 Great Iowa Nurses.

CLINTON, IA – December 2017 –Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), is excited to offer free cancer support services to residents of Clinton and surrounding areas.  The mission of CSC and Gilda’s Club is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

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.