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Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

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

How healthcare changed during Trump’s first year in office

January 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Donald Trump spent much of his first year in office putting pressure on Congress to fast-track healthcare legislation. Here is a month-by-month timeline of the significant events of the Trump administration.

7 predictions for an unpredictable new year

December 21, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
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Politically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described below.

HHS civil rights office launches Cures Act initiatives

December 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has launched a series of HIPAA-related actions that fulfill requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Agenda calls for action to fix mental health system

December 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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According to a report to Congress from the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, today’s fragmented system must revolutionize and begin to offer coordinated, whole-person care.

Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

DEA creates Kentucky field division

November 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Wednesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the establishment of a new DEA Field Division in Louisville, Ky.

Big Pharma, big lawsuits

November 22, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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The claimants in most of the pharma lawsuits want to see an end to what they characterize as aggressive and misleading opioid marketing as well as help in shouldering the enormous cost to states, counties and cities now dealing with overdose deaths.

Coalition forms to drive parity compliance in 10 states

November 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Parity@10 Campaign aims to shift the burden onto insurers to demonstrate their plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act before they can be sold to consumers.

The least you need to know about HHS nominee Azar

November 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

President Donald Trump is nominating Alex Azar as his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Here is the least you need to know about the nominee.

Record-setting amount of prescriptions collected on Take Back Day

November 7, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

More than 456 tons of unwanted medications were collected for safe disposal during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Executives mixed on opioid commission report

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

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