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Defining a recovery checkup level of care

August 15, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Recovery checkups could become part of an annual physical for individuals with a substance use disorder, with information organized along ASAM dimensions.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last, but with caveats

August 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Under Missouri's statewide prescription drug monitoring program, clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

Stigma apparent in physician replies to survey on buprenorphine prescribing

August 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A 2016 physician survey on the prescribing of buprenorphine does indicate that counselors and other specialty providers could help physicians overcome reluctance to prescribe the opioid dependence treatment.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

Predictive testing company under fraud investigation

June 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Proove Biosciences, which markets technology designed to predict a patient's response to opioid dependence medications and other drugs, has had its office headquarters raided in an apparent healthcare fraud probe.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Groups release clinical guide to hepatitis C testing

May 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new Guide to Hepatitis C Testing includes testing recommendations and information on diagnostic and billing codes.

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.

Role-playing technology assists health providers in substance use screening

April 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Use of health simulation technology is helping physicians, nurses and other general health providers take on what can be uncomfortable conversations with patients about substance use.

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.

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.

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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