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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.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Defeating the legislative tsunami engulfing health reform

May 22, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

I recall not a single time in my entire career when behavioral healthcare, and healthcare in general, have been under greater siege than at present.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?

The US Senate can improve health reform

May 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The behavioral health community is dismayed by the recent vote in the House to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We hope that considerably more reasonable decisions will prevail in the Senate.

House narrowly approves AHCA

May 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The House on Thursday approved the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where significant changes could be made.

Is the American Health Care Act rising from the dead?

May 3, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
Perspectives

What does the rise of the American Health Care Act and the MacArthur Amendment mean for the alcohol and drug treatment industry?

Will you join us in this Herculean effort?

May 1, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Federal officials are choosing deliberately to make it more difficult and more costly for those with pre-existing conditions, those with disabilities, and those who are older to access necessary healthcare. We must work immediately to defeat AHCA.

Shatterproof launches SUD treatment task force

April 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Not-for-profit advocacy group Shatterproof, led by CEO Gary Mendell, has created the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force with the hope of putting an influential surgeon general’s report into action.

The least you need to know about McCance-Katz

April 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

President Trump nominated psychiatrist Elinore McCance-Katz for a new assistant secretary position, but some wonder if she will transform SAMHSA's accountability as envisioned.

Addiction is still a bipartisan issue

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

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
article

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.

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