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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

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

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

Legislation would expand telehealth services

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment. The Telehealth Response for…

3 months ago

Study finds unintended consequences of state opioid policies

A new study into state policies intended to reduce opioid overdose deaths may actually have unintended consequences that increase overdose…

3 months ago

Senators call for increase in opioid, substance use disorder funding in Biden’s Budget proposal

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined several other colleagues in urging President Joe…

3 months ago

Senators propose funding for mobile crisis response teams

A group of six senators introduced a bill that would help states adopt mobile crisis response teams for use when…

3 months ago

Senators urge Biden to increase opioid, substance use disorder funding

A group of 19 U.S. senators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to increase federal funding…

3 months ago

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