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Senate opioid bill passes, but industry leaders lament shortcomings

September 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Industry groups are disappointed over a lack of additional funding and the exclusion of 42 CFR Part 2 reform, and have also called for the removal the IMD exclusion for Medicaid patients.

Let’s stop stigmatizing each other for the sake of our field

August 24, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD
Perspectives

Providers should be working together, encouraging everyone to be their best and to get to the best evidence-based, effective treatment outcomes for those we serve.

Recovery support now has a place in Missouri state budget

July 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Operators of recovery support services in Missouri for the first time have pushed successfully for a line item in the state's budget.

Advocacy group launches online directory

June 5, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Addiction Policy Forum (APF) has launched its new Addiction Resource Center, which includes a directory of treatment providers listed by county.

Raids cause larger concern for MAT prescribers

May 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Some industry observers believe certain federal actions in the past few months have simply gone too far. In recent cases, agents executed search warrants on MAT providers with no clear rationale.

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid supplement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

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