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NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are still quite scarce.

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.

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.

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.

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.

White House Commission misses recovery support

August 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The first report produced by a federal commission asks the president to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid crisis, while at the same time, it misses one obvious solution.

Debunk the Senate ruse

July 26, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The clock is ticking on the 20 hour Senate “debate” on healthcare reform, and nothing good will emerge from this process. Hence, the desired outcome that we must embrace is that no agreement be reached.

BREAKING: Senate GOP leaders weigh straight ACA repeal after healthcare bill collapses

July 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a lack of votes necessary to pass their proposed healthcare reform legislation, Senate Republican leaders mull pursuing a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Salute to four courageous senators

July 18, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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A handful of Republican senators stood up for the American people and derailed health reform legislation proposed by the GOP leadership that can only be characterized as possibly the worst legislation in more than a century.

Largest takedown in history halts opioid diversion, brokering, kickbacks

July 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Thursday, federal officials announced a massive enforcement action that involved charging 412 people, including some from addiction treatment centers.

Drug maker agrees to stop selling Opana ER because of misuse

July 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Endo Pharmaceuticals on Thursday agreed to remove its long-acting Opana ER pain drug from the market, about a month after FDA requested that the company stop selling the product because of the growing incidents of misuse.

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