Sens. Warren, Baldwin ask for investigation of work requirements at rehab facilities

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By Liz Carey  |  November 25, 2020

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) want the General Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate mandatory work requirements at drug and alcohol treatment facilities that receive federal funding. Following a recent report by the Center for Investigative Journalism that found that individuals at some drug and alcohol rehab facilities are required to work without pay as part of their treatment program, Warner, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Com...

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Senators question DOJ on Sackler family, Purdue Pharma deal

Senators question DOJ on Sackler family, Purdue Pharma deal

By Liz Carey |
November 24, 2020

Six U.S. Senators are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to justify the department’s deal with Purdue Pharma and th...Read More »

Sens. Warren, Markey press NIH for updates on reopening opioid treatment research programs

Sens. Warren, Markey press NIH for updates on reopening opioid treatment research programs

By Chris Galford |
November 23, 2020

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, both D-MA, dispatched a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) thi...Read More »

Alliance outlines policy priorities for Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 days

Alliance outlines policy priorities for Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 days

By Liz Carey |
November 20, 2020

The Drug Policy Alliance announced Wednesday their list of priorities for the Biden-Harris administration during its fir...Read More »

Mantra Health launches managed care program for mental health of college students

Mantra Health launches managed care program for mental health of college students

By Liz Carey |
November 19, 2020

On Monday, Mantra Health announced that it is launching a managed care program to help colleges and universities offer m...Read More »

APA publishes new resource for pharmacists to engage in tobacco cessation programs

APA publishes new resource for pharmacists to engage in tobacco cessation programs

By Liz Carey |
November 18, 2020

A new resource, developed by the American Pharmacists Association, identifies how pharmacists can engage their patients ...Read More »

AAMC urges Trump to allow Biden-Harris Administration access to federal pandemic efforts

AAMC urges Trump to allow Biden-Harris Administration access to federal pandemic efforts

By Liz Carey |
November 17, 2020

On Monday, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) urged the Trump administration to allow the Biden-Harris ...Read More »

Insurance plan brings in-home substance use disorder treatment program to Massachusetts

Insurance plan brings in-home substance use disorder treatment program to Massachusetts

By Liz Carey |
November 16, 2020

Tufts Health Plan announced Wednesday that it will expand its substance use disorder treatment delivery options to inclu...Read More »

Veterans’ aid bill signed into law

Veterans’ aid bill signed into law

By Liz Carey |
November 13, 2020

U.S. Rep Joe Morelle (D-NY) announced Tuesday that provisions he authored to help veterans in crisis and reduce veteran ...Read More »

Representatives release documents from investigation into Purdue Pharma

Democratic senators call on DOJ to not make Purdue Pharma a public benefit company

By Liz Carey |
November 12, 2020

Calling the terms of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Purdue Pharma “inappropriate use of feder...Read More »

Tennessee drug overdose intervention program receives nearly $900,000

Tennessee drug overdose intervention program receives nearly $900,000

By Melina Druga |
November 11, 2020

A successful program in Sullivan County, Tenn., that works with people who have had an overdose to get them treatment an...Read More »

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