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Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

April 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more broadly.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader.

Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

Rx Summit: We are not winning the war on drugs

April 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin challenged attendees of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta to redouble their efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

April 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An 800-patient Treatment Research Institute (TRI) study will test whether a general health sector that created much of the opioid misuse crisis can help to solve it.

Could a device attached to the ear become a game-changer in detox?

April 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An electrical stimulation device that is approved for pain is gaining use as a method of easing withdrawal from opioids and facilitating access to longer-term treatment.

Ohio enacts limits on prescribing for acute pain

April 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New regulations on opioid prescribing in Ohio arrive at a time when some lawmakers are advocating even stricter limits.

Groups assist workplaces in evaluating the impact of employee substance use

March 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new online tool for calculating substance use's impact on the workplace was driven in part by a lack of engagement on the issue from some employers.

10 misconceptions you might hear from patients

March 23, 2017  |  Roland Vendeland, MEd, MA, LPC
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A counselor in an opioid treatment clinic discusses patient misconceptions about addiction and recovery, and how a clinician might address them.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

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