April 05, 2021
In his opening remarks at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Monday, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said a multi-pronged approach – law enforcement, treatment and education – remains the best path forward in tackling the opioid crisis.
April 05, 2021
Dan Schneider, the subject of a Netflix series that chronicled efforts to track down the individual who killed his son in a drug deal gone bad, has formed a lobbying group to advocate for education, recovery, treatment and research to address the nation’s opioid crisis.
Rx Summit Spotlight | Veterans Administration Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Opioid Risk Mitigation
April 01, 2021
Veterans Health Administration officials discuss opioid risk mitigation strategies, keys for aligning stakeholders in their mission, and changes made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 29, 2021
Epidemiologists from the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy discuss how non-fatal overdose data was integrated into the state’s prescription drug monitoring database and how that move has helped prescribers across the state.
March 17, 2021
Officials from Massachusetts discuss the development of best practices for documentation and measurement to support post-overdose outreach programs, an increasingly popular concept across the U.S.
March 09, 2021
Lucy Cannon, EdD, LCSW, LICSW, CCDP-D, MATS, discusses what’s causing a rise in stimulant use among African Americans and how providers can create a more inclusive environment for treatment.
Rx Summit Spotlight | Officials Aim to Improve Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Availability on Campuses
March 02, 2021
Allison Smith, PhD, senior program administrator for the Louisiana Board of Regents, discusses groups within college populations facing a heightened risk of opioid overdose, crafting policy around naloxone administration, and working with university leaders to make colleges safer.
April 21, 2020
Workit Health's telemedicine program is allowing patients with substance use disorders to dip a toe into the waters of early recovery, its co-founder said at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
April 17, 2020
A presentation at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit emphasized a person-centered mindset for the activities of rapid response teams targeting overdose survivors.
April 16, 2020
An Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit speaker discussed the critical role peer navigators are playing in connecting emergency department patients with opioid use disorder to ongoing care.