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The least you need to know about ARCOS

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

 

Fostering a full life for seniors

February 9, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Opioid emergency extended

January 22, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The national public health emergency declared by the president in response to the opioid crisis has been renewed for another 90 days, but it's uncertain whether the emergency has made a difference.

Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

N.Y. governor cracking down on patient brokering

January 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a campaign to raise awareness of patient brokering and provide a vehicle for reporting suspicious activity.

How healthcare changed during Trump’s first year in office

January 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Donald Trump spent much of his first year in office putting pressure on Congress to fast-track healthcare legislation. Here is a month-by-month timeline of the significant events of the Trump administration.

Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

January 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

January 8, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
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The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show.

Best hopes for 2018

December 27, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The holidays emphasize what we all hold dear: our families, our friends, much gaiety, a shared dinner, gift exchanges, and camaraderie. These are the same values we want to emphasize in our behavioral health community.

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