Health Policy

Organization holds annual meeting focusing on public health

The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), in conjunction with the Alcohol Justice, held its fifth annual summit virtually over three…

4 days ago

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…

4 days ago

Arkansas Attorney Gen. Rutledge launches virtual prescription drug abuse summit

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Friday that the Ninth Annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit would be held…

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Roundtable discusses opioid epidemic

A recent virtual roundtable, hosted by White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll and U.S. Sen.…

5 days ago

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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House advances bill combating synthetic drug trafficking

A bill that would increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking passed the U.S. House of Representatives…

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GAO report: agencies have not identified how programs support drug control strategy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education have…

6 days ago

Legislation would expand opioid grants

The U.S. House recently voted to authorize the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act for $9 billion over the next…

6 days ago

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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Rep. Higgins responds to reauthorization of opioid grants

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020. The bill provides $1…

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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…

1 week ago

House advances Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously advanced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill closes…

1 week ago

Legislation would track drug deaths in Pennsylvania

Legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would expand the tracking of narcotics deaths linked to the use of drugs…

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New Jersey mentoring program awarded $600,000

The U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded Prevention is Key (PIK), a New Jersey nonprofit organization, a $600,000 grant through…

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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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Senate advances Feinstein, Grassley bill combating meth

The U.S. Senate advanced a bill Monday introduced by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), declaring methamphetamine…

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Partnership aims to help smokers quit

Blue Shield of California (BSC) recently partnered with the Truth Initiative’s EX Program to help BSC’s more than 4 million…

1 week ago

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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Ohio professor publishes study on hospital strategies for opioid epidemic

A researcher at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has published a study on what strategies hospitals should adopt…

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Association releases report on nation’s health for Biden transition team

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released a document for the Biden-Harris Administration transition team…

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