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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.

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

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
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.

IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

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.