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Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Leaders fire back against potential threat to ONDCP

May 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Political and law enforcement leaders are among those reacting sharply to a report that the Trump administration is considering a budget proposal that would slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Florida governor declares health emergency for opioid crisis

May 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's executive order declaring a public health emergency will allow the administration to initiate immediate spending without going to state legislators.

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.

Funding sought for research on eating disorders in military

April 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two U.S. House members are asking for the prioritization of eating disorders research in the Department of Defense's Congressional Directed Medical Research Program.

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: 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: 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.

Researchers, advocates protest Trump administration's huge cuts to NIH

April 6, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Some of the nation's most prominent addiction researchers say proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would decimate research into cutting-edge treatments for substance use disorders.

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.

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