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Sen. Kennedy introduces student mental health services bill

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced into Congress Monday a bill designed to improve mental health services for students in…

20 hours ago

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…

20 hours ago

Prescient Medicine Holdings announces rebranding

Prescient Medicine Holdings, an insights-based health tools company, recently announced it has rebranded itself SOLVD Health. The new name, the…

21 hours ago

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…

6 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…

1 week ago

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.…

1 week 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…

1 week ago

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…

1 week ago

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…

1 week 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…

1 week 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…

1 week ago

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…

1 week ago

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

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…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks 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.…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

Senators urge FDA to enact rules regarding hearing aids

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

2 weeks ago

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…

2 weeks ago

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