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Details on death certificates offer layers of clues to opioid epidemic

June 3, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
article

The Connecticut chief medical examiner is pushing for more detailed autopsies in overdose cases to help law enforcement and public health officials curb opioid-related deaths.

Mental disorders top list of most costly conditions

May 27, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

At $201 billion, mental disorders were the most costly medical conditions in the U.S. in 2013—$54 billion more than the next highest category—according to a study published by the journal Health Affairs.

The least you need to know about Imodium overdoses

May 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Emergency medicine specialists have noted a trend in fatalities related to misuse of Imodium by individuals who might be seeking to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms or to produce an easy high.

The least you need to know about new CDC suicide data

April 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

After several years of consistent decline in suicide rates, the 1999 to 2014 timeframe shows an increase of 24%, according to new CDC data.

Public autism education is our responsibility

April 18, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Instead of paying so much attention to the false information about vaccines, attention must be paid to increasing educational and work opportunities for those with autism disorders.

There’s room for more MAT

April 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

With a medication-based therapy, data on costs, utilization and outcomes is easier to track than, for example, with the more nebulous counseling models.

Researcher uncovers trends in mental health disparities

April 4, 2016  | 
article

Researcher Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola has uncovered barriers to care, gaps in appropriate treatment services and other trends that speak to the opportunity for the behavioral health provider community to improve care delivery for the underserved.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
article

Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nora D. Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Rx Summit: Collaboration remains the key ingredient

March 29, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
article

Federal leaders kicked off the 2016 Rx Summit in Atlanta today, noting new efforts as well as recent achievements in addressing the opioid crisis.

Use the power of data in digital marketing

March 23, 2016  |  Melanie Haber and Ruchi Sanghani
article

Data can enhance the quality of digital marketing campaigns to increase conversions. Consider these three easy tips to get started.

Mobilize mHealth in behavioral healthcare

March 18, 2016  |  Tom Doub
article

As an industry, behavioral health must get ahead of the trend and integrate mHealth technologies into practice sooner rather than later to fully leverage their potential.

NAATP launches comprehensive outcomes study

March 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has launched its study to track patient outcomes and to create additional protocols for improved care quality.

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