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February 25, 2021
A bill to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders has been reintroduced by a bipartisan group of legislators in both houses of Congress.
February 05, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced that it has released grants that will enable 134 facilities to become Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), increasing the number of such programs across the country by nearly 50%. Funding for the initiative…
February 03, 2021
A Pennsylvania state senator has announced plans to resuscitate a bill that would create new regulations around the provision of buprenorphine in the state.
January 28, 2021
Amid what it describes as “alarming statistics” around substance use disorders that have been exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers sees an opportunity for the Biden administration “to improve substance use disorder treatment…
January 26, 2021
A decision made by HHS in the waning days of the Trump presidency to publish new guidelines that include an exemption from certain requirements under the Controlled Substances Act for physicians who are licensed under state law and possess DEA registration to prescribe buprenorphine appears to be…
January 20, 2021
The proposal by Philadelphia not-for-profit Safehouse to open the first supervised injection facility in the United States has hit a roadblock after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 2-1, that doing so would violate federal law.
January 15, 2021
HHS on Thursday announced that it will publish new guidelines that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements necessary for prescribing buprenorphine.
January 04, 2021
Despite recommendations last June from an advisory committee, the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, jointly released by the federal departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, maintain the guidance on alcohol consumption found in previous versions of the document.
December 07, 2020
Healthcare professionals periodically need to gain perspective on their field. It often helps to listen to the thoughts of people outside the industry who bring fresh ideas. Better yet is gaining the views of distinguished scholars from other fields who analyze basic questions about our healthcare…
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