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While talk about opioids continues in D.C., addiction treatment is in peril in states

March 5, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
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Opioids were on the White House agenda Thursday, but states say they are struggling to meet the need for treatment.

The White House opioid summit provides optimism

March 2, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in the White House Opioid Summit held in the East Room. This event represented the very first time that the administration has described its strategy for addressing the opioid tragedy.

Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

March 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Call to national action to respond to the Parkland tragedy

February 23, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

As leaders of behavioral health programs, we all call on our national leaders to begin with us a road to recovery from the Parkland tragedy. We grieve for the families. They also deserve our action to identify and implement solutions.

Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino
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The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.

Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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King County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.

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