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ASAM urges Congress to block marijuana act

The American Society of Addiction Medicine asked Congress Friday to oppose the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of…

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New Pennsylvania law adds carfentanil to controlled substance list

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law Act 117 of 2020 that adds carfentanil to the list of Schedule…

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Opioid overdoses involving other drugs more common in youth, study finds

Opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance are more common in youth, a new study from Boston Medical Center’s…

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Health care organizations release guidance for surgery during pandemic

The American Hospital Association (AHA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and Association of periOperative Registered…

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

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) want the General Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate mandatory work requirements…

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Senators question DOJ on Sackler family, Purdue Pharma deal

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

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

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

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

The Drug Policy Alliance announced Wednesday their list of priorities for the Biden-Harris administration during its first 100 days in…

2 weeks ago

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

On Monday, Mantra Health announced that it is launching a managed care program to help colleges and universities offer mental…

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

A new resource, developed by the American Pharmacists Association, identifies how pharmacists can engage their patients in tobacco cessation interventions.…

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

On Monday, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) urged the Trump administration to allow the Biden-Harris transition team to…

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

Tufts Health Plan announced Wednesday that it will expand its substance use disorder treatment delivery options to include an in-home…

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Veterans’ aid bill signed into law

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

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

Calling the terms of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Purdue Pharma “inappropriate use of federal authority,”…

3 weeks ago

Tennessee drug overdose intervention program receives nearly $900,000

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

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Four Kentucky organizations receive funding for addiction prevention

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently awarded $500,000 to four Kentucky organizations for their substance-abuse…

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Department of Veterans Affairs looking for public comment on eliminating copay for opioid antagonists

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting public comment on proposed rule changes concerning co-payments and opioids for…

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Oregon, Oklahoma voters weigh in on tobacco control measures on the ballot

Voters in Oregon and Oklahoma have voted in favor of public health, Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society’s…

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Yale researcher creating new app to support those recovering from substance abuse disorder

A Yale researcher has received more than $100,000 to develop and test a mobile app that would use GPS to…

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New York state launches awareness campaign on excessive alcohol use during pandemic

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced Monday that it has launched a new advertising…

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