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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…
January 12, 2021
With more than 40 states reporting an increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association, in partnership with the firm Manatt Health, has published an update…
November 13, 2020
With multiple major media organizations calling the race, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to have won the presidential election over President Donald Trump. Of note: As of late Friday…
November 09, 2020
Former Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnesota, a longtime advocate for addiction treatment who represented Minnesota in the U.S. House from 1991 to 2009, died on Nov. 5 at the age of 74, according to a…
November 04, 2020
Oregon has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs, and voters in New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and Arizona appear to have approved…
Ron Manderscheid, President and CEO, NACBHDD and NARMH
October 14, 2020
October 08, 2020
Acknowledging that he is “deeply concerned” about the consequences of healthcare delivery and access to mental healthcare being altered by COVID-19 this year, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD…
August 20, 2020
The California Department of Health Care Services has announced that $20 million in funding will be awarded to 212 hospitals in the state to provide opioid and substance use disorder treatment…
August 17, 2020
Voters in Oregon will have a chance to approve a bill that expands access to addiction treatment with funds generated by existing marijuana tax money and decriminalizes certain drug-related offenses…
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