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FDA seeks to fuel new responses to opioid crisis

May 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration has announced an innovation challenge to spur development of a range of products to assist in the response to the opioid epidemic.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Program targeting opioid-affected newborns decreases cost of care

May 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
New research indicates that multidisciplinary care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome can substantially reduce the cost of care.

Free programs on addiction issues available to nurses

May 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Several free continuing-education programs addressing addiction and the opioid crisis will be available to nurses during National Nurses Week.

SAMHSA grants will encourage wider access to naloxone

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Methadone treatment programs and buprenorphine prescribers are among those eligible for federal grants to encourage wider distribution of opioid overdose reversal drugs.

Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

Rx Summit 18: Families hold the key to long-term wellness

April 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two of the most prominent leaders in the field explained that they believe family members play the most pivotal role in an individual's recovery from addiction.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees at the Rx Summit. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around, he said.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could include collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

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