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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.

House seeks intimate details from call centers about business practices

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

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the executives of eight call center organizations, asking more than two dozen questions about referrals, payment structure, disclosures, paid ads and more.

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

VA approves telehealth across state lines

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor, and Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule that allows providers to offer telehealth services to veterans in other states, waiving state provider licensing requirements.

TCEM 18: Capitalize on new federal funds

April 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

With new federal funding made available this year, treatment organizations can take advantage of $3.3 billion in grant programs earmarked for the opioid crisis.

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

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

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

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: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

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