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July 07, 2020
Usage of telehealth services soared more than 8,300% in April 2020 vs. the same month in 2019, primarily driven by patients seeking treatment for mental health conditions, according to data released by FAIR Health, an independent not-for-profit that colleges data for and manages a database of…
June 29, 2020
A group of addiction and mental health advocacy organizations have formed the Recovery Access Coalition, an initiative that will address barriers to accessing digital therapeutics that have been authorized by the FDA to treat substance use disorder. Among the coalition’s member organizations:
June 24, 2020
Dominion Diagnostics, a national medical laboratory that provides drug monitoring services and clinical information, announced that it is now offering COVID-19 serology antibody testing. While not intended as a primary diagnostic tool for COVID-19, the serological test detects antibodies to the…
June 22, 2020
A study recently released by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Cohen Veterans Network suggests a rise in the national unemployment rate could be linked to a rise in the number of veterans who die by suicide, and substance use disorders among veterans could also rise compared to the…
June 10, 2020
Progress continues on the development of new formulations of medicines to treat opioid use disorder. One extended release formulation of buprenorphine, Sublocade, was approved for use in the U.S. in 2018, and another, Brixadi, could get final approval later this year. Work on naltrexone implants in…
June 09, 2020
A third of respondents to a pilot study conducted by the Addiction Policy Forum reported changes or disruptions in their access to treatment or recovery support services because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 1 in 5 said they have increased their substance use since the pandemic began.
June 09, 2020
Gloo and the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network have released a whitepaper on the impact of COVID-19 based on recent survey results and a new initiative to keep provider organization executives up to date on how they and their peers are performing during the pandemic and beyond.…
May 28, 2020
With the COVID-19 crisis dominating our collective consciousness, many of us are imagining how this challenging experience will affect the future of healthcare design. While many great ideas and likely scenarios have been suggested, none are really applicable to psychiatric hospitals and behavioral…
May 28, 2020
Citing the efficacy of telehealth to maintain mental and behavioral healthcare treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of industry associations has sent a letter to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, asking that emergency regulations…
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