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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those listed in the Diverse Populations link as well as several other federal sites (DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv archives) /ch
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U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 11/30/2017 This two-hour, 30-minute Congressional hearing discusses the current opioid crisis, with providers, public safety officials, and state health officials who are on the front lines fighting the epidemic, speak to what is happening on the ground, and what more Congress can do to help them address the crisis. Topics include Rhode Island's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Addiction and Overdose, which recommended specific, evidence-based strategies in four areas: prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery. (Video or Multimedia)
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Brookings Institution. 11/03/2017 These presentations and panel discussion focus on how public policy can address the opioid epidemic. Speakers discuss the underlying issues that contributed to the opioid crisis, increased rates of alcoholism and suicide among certain segments of the American population, and the report of the President's Commission on Combatting Opioid Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. (Video or Multimedia)
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On December 5, 2017, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing to discuss the opioid epidemic and the possible role that Congress could play in the prevention, treatment, and recovery. Senator Roy Blunt, the Subcommittee Chairman, opened the hearing by discussing the fact that overdose related deaths outnumber the deaths at the peak of the AIDS/HIV epidemic. Overdose deaths have also overtaken automobile accident fatalities to become the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. Senator Blunt also spoke about the three propos...
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Recently, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to allow states to design demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). This new demonstration policy responds to President Trump's directive and provides states with greater flexibility to design programs that improve access to high quality, clinically appropriate treatment. In addition to the new policy, CMS announced an immediate approval of both New Jersey and Utah’s demonstration waivers under the new policy. Through this updated policy, states ...
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