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Report: States missing the mark on protecting public from opioid overdose

June 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor
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The National Safety Council states in a new report that only four states meet five of six indicators of progress in combating the opioid overdose crisis, with no states meeting all six criteria.

Medication non-adherence sends healthcare costs soaring

June 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Medication adherence—or, more accurately, the lack thereof—is a $337 billion problem in the United States, but tactics from advocating for personal responsibility to the support system of comprehensive medication management can turn the tide.

Sheppard Pratt providers merge in Maryland

June 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Mosaic Community Services and Alliance, Inc., two Sheppard Pratt Health System providers in Maryland, are merging their services.

Brexit effects minimal in behavioral health

June 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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While Brexit might weaken the British pound and make investors nervous, healthcare has proven to be a hedge against such market forces given its inelastic demand.

North Carolina law allows naloxone without prescriptions

June 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law on Monday creating a statewide standing order allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone directly to consumers.

AAC openings add more capacity

June 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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American Addiction Centers has begun on construction on its Ringwood, N.J., property, meanwhile, it has announced the completion of the newly licensed Laguna Treatment Hospital, a 93-bed chemical dependency facility in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 16, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

Simmering mental health bill advances in House

June 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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H.R. 2646 passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 53-to-0, putting it one step closer to a full House vote.

Hill Day delegates reach federal lawmakers

June 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Congressmen and their key staffers were receptive to the messages, and many said they are in fact working hard to advance legislation to increase funding, increase treatment capacity and improve access.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

How we might process the Orlando tragedy in our daily work

June 13, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Music, somewhat akin to meditation, is a healing force. Consider the potential for music and meditation in our everyday work as we try to process the tragedy in Orlando for ourselves and with our patients.

Parity testimony delivered to HHS and ONDCP

June 10, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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This is the written testimony I prepared for the listening session on June 10 at the Department of Health and Human Services to help frame the parity issue for federal health leaders.