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Prescription opioids pose serious threat to US: NDTA report
10-24-17 Category: Addiction

The opioid epidemic, propelled by the misuse and abuse of controlled prescription drugs (CPDs), heroin, fentanyl and other synthetic painkillers, has been claiming thousands of lives every year in the United States. Though this shift is supported by figures of overdose deaths over the years, the recent findings of the 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment […]

Opioid commission wants health insurers to address addiction crisis
10-23-17 Category: Addiction, Breaking News, Mental Health

The Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission, formed to advise President Donald Trump on the ongoing opioid epidemic, met last week to discuss the role played by health insurance companies and their policies in contributing to the addiction problem. The commission noted that certain health insurance policies have a partisan attitude toward pain treatment with opioids. […]

Legislators insist on revisiting law that facilitates influx of addictive opioids
10-23-17 Category: Drug Addiction

Hours after Congressman Tom Marino withdrew his nomination for drug czar following allegations of hindering the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) war against the opioid epidemic, legislators across the nation are pressing for the repeal of a law that facilitates the flow of addictive prescription opioids. According to an investigative report by The Washington Post published […]

President tries his best to weaken Obamacare; may corrode mental health and addiction treatment
10-20-17 Category: Mental Health

Despite not being able to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Obamacare, the Trump administration is on a perpetual quest to weaken its effects. For patients needing mental health and addiction treatment, an annulment of the act would mean taking away all the benefits that they have enjoyed so far under Obamacare. Here, […]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not So Fast.
10-20-17 Category: Behavioral Health

By Dan Marzullo The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitutions guarantees that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” We take for granted that the judicial system will assume we are innocent of a crime until the legal system proves otherwise. The phrase “innocent until proven guilty” […]

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