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Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

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

Revitalize strategy and business planning for population health in a time of uncertainty

April 6, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
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With the failure of the GOP health policy proposal, we are left not knowing what exactly the healthcare landscape will look like in Trump’s presidency. But, we can still be sure it will change.

NatCon17: U.S. health system lacks value

April 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The U.S. system splits consumers into narrow categories, and that fragmentation alone has led to a significant amount of waste, according to Uwe Reinhardt speaking at the National Council for Behavioral Health annual conference this week.

NatCon17: The health policy war is not over

April 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, recommended that the industry continue to question any bill or executive order that could hurt those with mental health or addiction disorders.

New Jersey progress could inspire national agenda

April 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Governor Chris Christie is leading the White House commission's effort, and he has a long track record of driving treatment-focused solutions in New Jersey.

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