Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,651 people in 2010 alone.

In 2010, 1 in 20 people in the US (age 12 or older) reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year.

Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.

* sources:  CDC, February 2013 and CDC, November 2011

At first it was a lifeline. Now it is a noose around my neck.

Steve Rummler suffered from chronic pain and addiction to his prescribed pain medications. He died of an accidental overdose. A note with the words above was found among his belongings.

 

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Foundation News

Foundation Chairman Bill Rummler spoke to Hennepin County deputies on July 16th as Sheriff Rich Stanek trained his deputies in the use of the life-saving overdose reversal drug naloxone.  Access to this drug by first responders and trained lay people in Minnesota is now possible because of Steve's Law.  See the news report.

Upcoming Events

Keep heroin out of Hennepin County, a town hall meeting, is being held at Shiloh Temple Int. Ministries, 1201 West Broadway Avenue N., Minneapolis on July 31st.  Please see the flyer for more information.

Please join us at the 2nd annual FED UP! Rally in Washington, D.C., on September 28th.  We expect thousands from all across the country to join our grassroots movement.  We will create one voice to raise awareness and call for federal action to end our nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths.  Someone in our country is dying every 16 minutes of a drug overdose.  This is unacceptable!  Details are available on our flyer.  Registration is free and available at feduprally.eventbrite.com.