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Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Addiction is still a bipartisan issue

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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I am reassured that addiction remains a bipartisan issue, which is vitally important in our national dialogue today.

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: 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: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and are expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

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.

Cigna reduces opioid prescribing by 12%

April 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.

Physicians group issues SUD prevention and treatment recommendations

March 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The American College of Physicians has published a series of recommendations on facilitating effective treatment and prevention of substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs.

Drug companies investigated by Senate for fueling opioid crisis

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A Senate committee is on task to find out whether pharmaceutical manufacturers are to blame for driving opioid prescribing practices that ultimately led to today’s addiction crisis.

Prescription drug misuse impacting workplaces

March 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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More than seven out of 10 employers surveyed say their workplaces have been impacted by the misuse of prescription drugs, according to the National Safety Council.

The least you need to know about buprenorphine and PDMPs

March 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.

Bipartisan caucus aims to address opioid crisis

February 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Congressmen Hal Rogers and Stephen F. Lynch are bringing together Republicans and Democrats in the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse to discuss best practices to address the opioid crisis.

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