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BREAKING: Senate committee passes CARA

February 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The $77 million Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) took a step forward today and now advances to the Senate floor.

Gender pay gaps are not petty issues

February 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In general, women make 85 cents for every dollar that men make, even when adjusting for education and industry. Take a hard look at your payroll data to ensure you aren't contributing to the gender wage gap.

Walgreens increases naloxone access in 35 states

February 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Drug store chain Walgreens is launching a new program this week that offers access to naloxone without a prescription in 5,800 of its pharmacies.

SAMHSA appoints Kimberly A. Johnson as director of CSAT

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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 In the role, Johnson will be responsible for the leadership, management and operation of CSAT’s more than $2 billion budget and significant portfolio grants.  

The pros and cons of in-network contracts

February 9, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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While becoming an in-network provider is largely a financial decision, for many, it has become a marketing issue as well. Some wonder whether increased insurance coverage for American consumers will force the hand of providers who have long relied on self-...

Rogers focuses on young adult mood disorders with Chicago program

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Rogers Behavioral Health has launched a specialized, partial-hospitalization program that offers evidence-based treatment for young adults with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. 

Proposal aims to modernize Part 2 at last

February 8, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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Federal health leaders are accepting comments on a proposed 42 CFR Part 2 rule that would modify the patient consent form to allow more granular disclosure of data for the sake of better care coordination. The change has been a long time in coming.

Under pressure, FDA taking new tack on opioids

February 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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FDA has come under fire several times for new opioid drug approvals, with advocates cautioning that the risk of addiction will only increase. Now, a top agency leader has outlined a plan to better balance the equation. 

The least you need to know about today's New Hampshire addiction forum

February 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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High-profile politicians and industry experts speaking in New Hampshire today offered their perspectives on the outlook of the nation's addiction epidemic as well as their thoughts on what the future might hold.

Junior lawyers at high risk for problem drinking

February 3, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Those in the first 10 years of their legal careers are at a high risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, according to a new Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study. 

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Gender pay gaps are not petty issues

February 10, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In general, women make 85 cents for every dollar that men make, even when adjusting for education and industry. Take a hard look at your payroll data to ensure you aren't contributing to the gender wage gap.

What terms should we be using in behavioral healthcare?

February 5, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

We all should also know that names and terminology in our field can have powerful psychological and attitudinal ramifications. As such, they can potentially help or harm our patients or, if you prefer, our “consumers,” or our “customers.”

Taking action on federal behavioral healthcare legislation

February 4, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD

We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Senator Lamar Alexander of the Senate HELP Committee aims to develop mental health legislation this year. This week, we were even more delighted when Representative Gene Green of Texas introduced a new comprehensive bill in the House.

The least you need to know about today's New Hampshire addiction forum

February 4, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

High-profile politicians and industry experts speaking in New Hampshire today offered their perspectives on the outlook of the nation's addiction epidemic as well as their thoughts on what the future might hold.