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LA County Board of Supervisors Approves Plan to Pilot Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Programs

  Baton is Now in the Hands of State Legislators to Pass SB 57 this Session January 26, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Today, in response to the Los Angeles County Board of...

Overdose Prevention Programs Bill Introduced in NM House by Health & Human Services Chair Deborah Armstrong

    Santa Fe, NM—In response to New Mexico’s generations-long overdose crisis, increasing overdose deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a recent increase in fentanyl-related overdoses across the state, Representative Deborah...

Statement on the Inauguration of Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

  Washington, D.C. - In response to the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following...

Statement on Gov. Cuomo including Marijuana Legalization in FY2022 Budget

  New York, NY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo again included legislation for marijuana legalization in his omnibus budget bill.  Statement from Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance...

Statement on HHS’ New Guidelines Removing Barriers from Doctors to Prescribe Life-Saving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

New York, NY - In response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ release of new practice guidelines that will allow DEA-registered physicians to prescribe buprenorphine without obtaining an X...

Over 200 Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, Health Care, and Community Groups Call on Biden Administration to Prioritize Public Health Solutions to Curb Overdose Crisis...

  WASHINGTON - Over 200 drug policy, harm reduction, health care, and community based organizations from across the country today sent a letter to Rahul Gupta, Team Lead for the Office of National...

Statement on Third Circuit Ruling Against Safehouse

Amid an Overdose Crisis Exacerbated by COVID-19, Court’s Decision to Block Safe Consumption Sites Will Cost Countless Lives New York, NY -- In response to the United States Court of Appeals for the...

Marijuana Legalization Central to Cuomo’s State of the State Address

Statement from DPA New York State Director Melissa Moore on Gov. Cuomo including Marijuana Legalization in 2021 Agenda New York, NY – Today, during his State of the State address, New York Governor...

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