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4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?

House narrowly approves AHCA

May 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The House on Thursday approved the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where significant changes could be made.

Is the American Health Care Act rising from the dead?

May 3, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
Perspectives

What does the rise of the American Health Care Act and the MacArthur Amendment mean for the alcohol and drug treatment industry?

The least you need to know about McCance-Katz

April 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

President Trump nominated psychiatrist Elinore McCance-Katz for a new assistant secretary position, but some wonder if she will transform SAMHSA's accountability as envisioned.

Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD, speaking at the National Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

April 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more broadly.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader. 

Rx Summit: We are not winning the war on drugs

April 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin challenged attendees of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta to redouble their efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

Opioid prescribing limits earn bipartisan support

April 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) proposed legislation to limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days, modeled after policies already in effect in several states.

NatCon17: How to work with the Trump administration

April 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In order to advance healthcare priorities, such as mental health first aid, CCBHCs and funding to combat the opioid crisis, industry advocates must approach the teams that surround Trump to get their attention.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

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