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NCAD: Create relationships to prevent NIMBY friction

August 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Actions to restrict recovery homes are often discriminatory, but operators must be cooperative and act as allies in the community.

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

Hazelden Betty Ford launches knowledge-sharing network

August 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Patient Care Network will give member providers access to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s professional learning resources and expertise.

Task force addresses substance use and mental health disorders among lawyers

August 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has published a report with recommendations for legal professionals to reduce chronic stress, depression and substance use.

FACT FILE: OIG flags opioid misuse, questionable prescribing in Medicare Part D

August 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study of Medicare Part D data from 2016 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General identifies cases of extreme use of opioids, questionable prescribing and doctor shopping by beneficiaries.

Defeating the diseases of despair

August 10, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Although small in comparison within the overall U.S. death rate, deaths due to “diseases of despair” currently are growing, with opioid-related deaths  spiking considerably.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last—but with caveats

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Missouri is positioned to launch a statewide prescription drug monitoring program at last, but clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

SAMHSA research sheds light on prescription drug misuse

August 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two recent reports issued by SAMHSA show reasons for prescription medication misuse and an increase in opioid misuse among U.S. adults over the age of 50.

Trump, HHS believe we already have what we need to address opioid crisis

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Department of Health and Human Services basically told America that Trump is not planning to follow the urgent recommendation to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid crisis.

New fraud unit targets pill mills

August 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Department of Justice launched the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit as a three-year pilot program, largely aimed at shutting down pill mills and drug diversion in 12 hard-hit states.

Why medical tourism is rare in the addiction market

July 31, 2017  |  Alison Knopf
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It's debatable whether patients will travel abroad for addiction treatment.

Medicaid cuts would stymie expanded use of naloxone

July 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by the Commonwealth Fund finds that overdose reversals have increased with the expanded use of naloxone, funded through Medicaid.

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