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Portman, Ayotte among members of Congress recognized by opioid coalition

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte, both facing high-profile re-election challenges this fall, are among eight members of Congress recognized this week for efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

ONDCP announces coalition grants, makes pitch for treatment money

September 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
In announcing the latest round of funding under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) called attention to a treatment funding request that Congress has not approved.

Tone of Tennessee discussion of pregnant drug-using women changes dramatically

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With a controversial measure to prosecute some Tennessee mothers having expired, discussion in the state suddenly has turned to the need for more funding support for treatment of pregnant women.

Colo. advocates will press on despite failed effort at controls on legal marijuana

July 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Colorado voters will not be able to consider an initiative designed to place some controls on the legal marijuana industry, but supporters of such restrictions will continue to speak out.

Feds announce more opioid-focused initiatives, including hike in buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A final rule that will take effect in early August will increase the number of patients an individual physician can treat with buprenorphine from 100 to 275, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

Women in leadership coalesce, vow to combat barriers to opioid treatment

June 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE) vows to move aggressively against laws and policies that stigmatize addicts and interfere with wider use of evidence-based treatment.

Buprenorphine models must be re-examined

June 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.

My personal thoughts on the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando

June 13, 2016  |  Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
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NALGAP president Phil McCabe says this weekend's tragedy should remind us to hold accountable anyone who espouses hate.

Advocates push on despite Missouri's lackluster response to opioid crisis

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery is finding a warmer reception for its agenda in the St. Louis area than it is among state legislators.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.

Kids see more than 3 alcohol advertisements per day

May 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study of Southern California adolescents’ exposure to alcohol advertisements has prompted calls for greater restrictions on when and where the ads are placed.

Legal Action Center's leader to be honored by Faces & Voices

May 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Paul Samuels will receive the 2016 Lisa Mojer-Torres Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery for more than three decades of policy-related contributions.

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