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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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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…

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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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Feds partner with pharmacies to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government has entered into partnerships with pharmacies and networks nationwide to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine once it is…

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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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Buprenorphine can be provided in a sustainable way, researchers find

Primary care practices in high-poverty rural and urban communities struggling financially can offer opioid addiction treatment medication that is buprenorphine-based…

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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,”…

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Pear Therapeutics announces prescription digital therapeutics for opioid use disorder

Pear Therapeutics, a leader in prescription digital therapeutics (PDT), announced the publication of real-world data on the use of its…

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Company receives funding for opioid addiction drug

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently awarded a $7.1 million…

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Better approaches needed to combat opioid use during pregnancy, according to report

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, systemic, coordinated, and holistic approaches are needed to improve health care for families…

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Representatives release documents from investigation into Purdue Pharma

Tuesday, U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) released documents obtained by the Committee on Oversight and Reform…

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South Carolina firefighters have saved 200 lives from opioid overdose

As of Oct. 21, South Carolinian firefighters administered opioid overdose antidotes to 200 people this year. The firefighters administered nasal…

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Researchers find opioid use curbed by team at infectious diseases clinic

Researchers at the University of Kentucky may have developed a multidisciplinary plan to treat those with opioid use disorder, a…

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Congress members request briefing on federal control of opioid supply

Several Congressional members recently sent a letter to Timothy Shea, acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrator, requesting a briefing on…

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CVS Health expands opioid misuse prevention programs

CVS Health announced Thursday that they would be expanding their programs designed to prevent opioid misuse, a growing problem during…

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Researchers to study if acupuncture can help with sickle cell disease pain

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing a grant through…

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Republican representatives question FDA on oxycontin label change

Republican leaders in the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration why it approved a…

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New York Gov. Cuomo announces funding for Mobile Addiction Treatments Services

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the state would provide nearly $853,000 in funding for healthcare providers in five…

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Attorneys General react to settlement between their states, opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt

In a new settlement, the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States will pay $1.6 billion into a trust…

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