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FDA questions effect of abuse-deterrent opioids

June 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

FDA aims to gather information to determine whether products with abuse-deterring formulations are having the intended impact.

SAMHSA: Medication treatment for SUD increases significantly

June 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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According to SAMHSA’s latest Behavioral Health Barometer, between 2011 and 2015, methadone use increased by 16%, and use of buprenorphine more than doubled.

Murthy: Opioid crisis solution starts with culture change

May 26, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
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Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

D.C. fares worst in drug-related issues

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Personal-finance website WalletHub distilled 15 different measures into state rankings and found the District of Columbia has the highest prevalence of drug-related issues.

Florida responds to urgent opioid crisis

May 11, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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There’s a mounting body of evidence describing the upward trend of the opioid crisis in Florida. Miami alone saw a staggering rise in services delivered related to opioid diagnoses.

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: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD, speaking at the National Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

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: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

April 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more broadly.

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: 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.

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