Health Policy

Report: Financial pressure on hospitals and health system could threaten patient access to care

A new report by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC has found that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the…

3 months ago

Reps. Kustoff, Spanberger reintroduce legislation addressing pill presses, counterfeit drugs

U.S. Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) re-introduced the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates (CAST) Act Wednesday. The legislation…

3 months ago

Sen. Durbin speaks about pandemic’s impact on suicides, overdoses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Democratic whip and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, recently spoke about the dramatic increase in…

3 months ago

Delaware offering training program for treating OUD

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services plans to offer a training program on treating opioid use disorder (OUD)…

3 months ago

Pennsylvania advances legislation addressing opioid dependency

Pennsylvania’s Senate Labor and Industry Committee recently advanced legislation that aims to reduce opioid dependency. Senate Bill 147 would amend…

3 months ago

Drug seizures in Nebraska increased dramatically in 2020

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators in the Omaha Division Office seized $13.3 million of marijuana and methamphetamine in 2020. Investigators…

3 months ago

Maryland residents join Rep. Trone in COVID-19 vaccine webinar

Nearly 700 residents from Maryland’s Sixth District joined U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD) and state health officials on a COVID-19…

3 months ago

Senators reintroduce Fentanyl Act

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have reintroduced a bill that would permanently schedule illicitly manufactured fentanyl.…

3 months ago

New Jersey AG Grewal announces regulatory actions to address opioid epidemic

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced four actions aimed at preventing opioid overdoses and increasing access to naloxone…

3 months ago

Federal government recommends 3-digit suicide lifeline

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently recommended using the 3-digit code 988 as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The recommendation…

3 months ago

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