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Less new opioid use, more treatment offer signs of hope in national survey

September 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health offers some encouragement regarding the opioid crisis but growing concern for groups such as pregnant women and young adults.

RAND center seeks deeper dive into opioid policy effectiveness

September 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Among its efforts, the RAND Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center will explore why certain opioid-fighting strategies work well in some communities but not others.

Data show too few youths receive medication for opioid use disorders

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A new study indicates that only about one in four young people with opioid use disorders receives one of the approved medications as part of treatment.

Hope One van brings treatment to high-risk areas in New Jersey county

September 6, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A partnership between the Atlantic County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office, multiple treatment center operators and other community partners has created a mobile addiction treatment van.

Next steps on the depression-opioid problem

August 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Likely, the connection between depression and opioid use is so obvious that no one acts upon it or even talks about it. Yet, the consequences frequently are quite deadly. The issue: The failure to link depression treatment with opioid treatment.

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated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.

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