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New federal policy increases buprenorphine caps

March 31, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
This week, the White House announced several more initiatives to address the opioid and heroin crisis, which include updates to existing actions and several new additions.

Addiction specialists report growing struggle to meet demand for medication treatment

January 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
With possible revisions to buprenorphine prescribing limits looming, respondents to an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) survey report increasing difficulty in meeting demand for the opioid addiction treatment.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.

New WestCare facility addresses need for triage services

December 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new WestCare Nevada facility in Las Vegas should ease the strain on hospital emergency rooms that are experiencing increases in cases involving addiction and mental health needs.

Drug monitoring programs, naloxone among focus areas of public health report

November 17, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of experts that convened last year to address the prescription opioid crisis has formally issued recommendations that include mandated use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) by providers.

Unlikely partners ignite innovative opioid treatment project in D.C.

November 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The leaders of an integrated care initiative for buprenorphine patients in an underserved area of Washington, D.C., are a urologist and a former medical director in a methadone treatment setting.

Florida introduces master's-level professional credential

October 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida's newly available Master's Level Addiction Professional credential reflects directions being pursued in an increasingly managed care-influenced service system.

Testing labs still under fire: Millennium agrees to settlement with government

October 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Millennium Health has agreed to pay $256 million to settle a case over Medicare billing for excessive drug tests and alleged improper arrangements with physicians.

Addiction counselors eligible for expedited licensure in Nevada

October 12, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An emphasis on healthcare workforce development in Nevada led to adoption of an expedited licensure law for professionals in good standing in another state.

BREAKING: Calloway Labs will close this month

October 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Drug testing company Calloway Laboratories, which in recent years had been embroiled in controversies over improper government payments, is citing "unforeseen circumstances" in its decision to cease operation on Oct. 16.

Outpatient provider enters Pa. to address opioid treatment gap

September 4, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers has begun serving Pennsylvania consumers under an arrangement with a major health plan.

Research leader: Addiction field needs new model to make integrated care happen

August 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Treatment Research Institute (TRI) adviser David Gastfriend, MD, says the SBIRT model for reaching individuals in need of substance use treatment needs to be turned on its head.


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