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Coderre will continue to bolster recovery in new role

May 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In his new advisory role at the Altarum Institute, Tom Coderre will work to highlight the importance of recovery support services in all responses to the drug crisis.

Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD, speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

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: 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.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Florida legislation would mandate warnings on lottery tickets

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A bill that would require warning labels about gambling risk on Florida lottery tickets has cleared a state House committee.

Report recommends public health initiatives to fight use of synthetics in Houston

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Rice University report states that an enforcement-focused approach to use of synthetic cannabinoids in Houston has not reduced use rates.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Here’s the very least you need to know.

Supporters of kratom use urge president to end regulatory proceeding

March 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The group largely responsible for an overwhelmingly negative public response to plans to place kratom under Schedule I is asking the Trump administration to end that regulatory effort.

Think tank publication makes case for less regulation of e-cigarettes

March 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Heartland Institute considers electronic cigarettes to be a safer alternative to smoking, and fears that high taxes and regulation targeting the products will drive more people back to tobacco.

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