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How to counteract media bias against treatment centers

November 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Mainstream media tends to be biased against providers, painting a grim picture of profiteering and exploitation. But Addiction Campuses found that some outlets are open to the real story of recovery.

Big Pharma, big lawsuits

November 22, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

The claimants in most of the pharma lawsuits want to see an end to what they characterize as aggressive and misleading opioid marketing as well as help in shouldering the enormous cost to states, counties and cities now dealing with rising levels of...

Annual cost of opioid crisis as high as $504 billion

November 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Two recent research studies have placed dollar amounts on the staggering costs of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. One federal report puts the cost at $504 billion.

Cardinal Health announces four-part opioid initiative

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The drug distributor will help four states by purchasing naloxone for law enforcement, increasing support for take back programs and prevention efforts, and partnering with Brown University to share relevant medical school curricula.

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide information on treatment options and resources to Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member...

Urgent care centers for behavioral health outreach and care activation now emerging

November 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Incarceration of those with mental health, substance use, and, more recently, ID/DD conditions has grown dramatically during the past decade. Tonight, just a few days before Thanksgiving, our city and county jails will house about 731,000 persons.

Coalition forms to drive parity compliance in 10 states

November 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The Parity@10 Campaign aims to shift the burden onto insurers to demonstrate their plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act before they can be sold to consumers.

The 2017 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

An increasing number of information technology vendors are partnering with residential care providers, a trend that is projected to continue heading into 2018.

 

Accreditors support patient complaint processes

November 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf
article

The four accrediting organizations in the behavioral health space have a complaint process for patients/clients/consumers and staff. Most offer a toll-free number that is posted prominently in the facility.

5 things to know about follow-on deals

November 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

After an initial platform deal, private equity investors look for secondary, add-on deals that enhance their portfolios by filling gaps and building scale. Here are five things to know about follow-on deals.

Opioid crisis update from the field

November 9, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

This week’s 2017 National Meeting of the American Public Health Association featured almost a dozen sessions on today’s opioid crisis. My commentary today seeks to provide an overview of where we currently stand in our national efforts to address this profound...

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.