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From Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

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.
A presentation at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit emphasized a person-centered mindset for the activities of rapid response teams targeting overdose survivors.
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.
Dave Aronberg, state attorney for the 15th judicial district in Florida, shared with Rx Summit attendees how his office has cracked down on patient brokering in Palm Beach County and helped individuals seeking treatment.
With much of the research in the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative temporarily on pause, NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, shared with Rx Summit attendees other areas of progress for NIH.
Methamphetamine use and polysubstance use are creating new challenges in the nation’s substance use disorder crisis, Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, assistant secretary of HHS, said on Wednesday.
Three members of Congress expressed cautious optimism about the nation’s drug overdose death rates dropping, but added that neither those numbers nor the COVID-19 crisis are a reason to throttle back the nation’s response now.
Meeting the ambitious goals of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative will require greater engagement of patients with substance use and mental health disorders.
A virtual Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit session addressed the often overlooked topic of community pharmacists' role in facilitating or blocking access to treatment for opioid use disorder.
A panel of behavioral healthcare executives at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Tuesday discussed how the COVID-19 crisis has pushed their companies to embrace a new normal in how they deliver quality care to patients.
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