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Prescription Opioids Affect Addiction Treatment in Norman

Several pharmaceutical companies are being sued for developing and distributing habit-forming opioid prescriptions that have perpetuated a rise in the number of residents in...

Chugiak Drug Addiction Treatment Efforts Expanding

The Matanuska-Susitna Valley (Mat-Su) will benefit from a new drug addiction treatment center located in Chugiak, Alaska. The Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) recently opened...

Lorain Inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers Could Expand with Waiver

Government officials are proposing to revise a Medicaid exclusion that currently limits the number of beds inpatient addiction treatment centers can have in Lorain...

Keystone Addiction Treatment Representatives Plan Expanded Care

Representatives from Eastern Colorado convened in Keystone to discuss efforts to expand addiction treatment and mental health measures in the Eastern Plains region of...

Opioid Crisis Cost Exceeds $1 Trillion

A new report estimates that the opioid crisis cost is now in excess of $1 trillion, and further concludes that the cost will continue...

Maryland Program Tests Trump’s Opioid Crisis Response Plan

A Maryland program tests part of Trump’s opioid crisis response plan by waiving a decades-old law that prevented Medicaid from funding large drug rehab...

Medications for opioid use disorder see massive spikes in funding

The amount of Medicaid money spent on three crucial medications used to fight opioid use disorder (OUD) increased sharply between 2011 and 2016, with...

Utah pursues Medicaid waiver to improve addiction treatment

Since July, Utah has been seeking a waiver to a Medicaid rule that prohibits the use of federal funds for addiction treatment centers with...

GOP bill would cut Medicaid for substance abuse treatment

It’s been 10 days since House Republicans introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that looks to repeal and replace the Affordable...

Pharma sales rep busted for kickbacks requests medical marijuana during defense

A former pharmaceuticals sales manager who is accused by federal authorities of paying kickbacks to get doctors to write prescriptions for an opioid drug...
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