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Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.

New opioid use measure added to health plan data set

July 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A measure that is being added to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) will evaluate health plan members' risk of continued opioid use.

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

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could incliude collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

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
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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
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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.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

Cigna nets 25% opioid reduction

March 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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After announcing in May 2016 a goal to reduce opioid use among customers by 25%, Cigna has reached the mark a year ahead of its targeted date.

Advocates inch closer to a national PDMP

March 23, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak
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A new technology working group has proposed creating a national PDMP with a facilitator model that would be added to the current electronic prescription workflow.

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