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Take a population health approach to violence

October 24, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

As police officers continue to respond to people experiencing mental health crises, it is imperative that service providers work with law enforcement officials in a population health approach to crime. 

Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Detailed plan, teamwork helped north Florida center weather storm

October 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Lakeview Health leaders are pleased that a first-ever implementation of components of its disaster response plan went smoother than expected during Hurricane Matthew.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

Supervised injection sites could open in U.S.

July 25, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

San Francisco, Seattle and Ithaca, N.Y., are among the first U.S. cities considering opening supervised injection facilities, an unconventional measure that has been implemented in nine countries to reduce overdose.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

FDA opioid task force takes action

March 31, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

FDA's previously announced opioid task force aims to rework the agency’s approach to medications. Here is an update on its progress.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. All too often, users don't even know they've used fentanyl.

FDA labels more opioids with black box warning

March 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

According to FDA, the black box warning is one of many steps the agency intends to take this year as part of a comprehensive action plan to reverse the opioid epidemic.

California puts treatment centers on notice

March 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

There is still some deterrent value in the case against American Addiction Centers that was dropped recently because it serves as a warning to treatment centers.

Boston’s heroin users will soon get a safer place

March 3, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Starting in March, along Boston’s “Methadone Mile,” a harm reduction program will offer a room with a nurse and basic life-saving equipment — a place where heroin users can ride out their high, under medical supervision.


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