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Raids cause larger concern for MAT prescribers

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

Be aware of the latest fraud schemes

April 27, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

As prosecutors continue to shut down exploitive sober homes and treatment center operations, new schemes are emerging that you should be aware of.

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: Stimulants are a significant and growing threat

April 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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While opioids remain a threat to communities nationwide, stimulants are an emerging issue of concern in several states.

The least you need to know about Trump’s opioid plan

March 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

On Monday, the White House rolled out its plan to address the opioid crisis, including a controversial call for harsher criminal justice policies as well as support for evidence-based treatment.

Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

DEA operation flags 26 potentially rogue pharmacies

December 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

An operation conducted by the DEA’s Los Angeles field division has identified 26 pharmacies in southern California, Hawaii and Nevada that are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Urgent care centers for behavioral health outreach and care activation now emerging

November 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Incarceration of those with mental health, substance use, and, more recently, ID/DD conditions has grown dramatically during the past decade. Tonight, just a few days before Thanksgiving, our city and county jails will house about 731,000 persons.

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by the Treatment Advocacy Center asserts that states’ inability to care for those with mental illness who have committed major crimes is driving up rearrest rates and draining public resources.

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