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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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Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/trump-declares-opioid-epidemic-a-national-emergencyTrump declares opioid epidemic a national emergency By Greg SlabodkinPublished August 11 2017, 7:02am EDTPresident Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and instructed his Administration to use all appropriate authorities to respond t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
We make a list of laws, regulations, topics, and current issues in healthcare together. If you think of something that's not on the list, copy and paste the current list and add your suggestion. I'll start: - Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) - HIPAA - Patient Self-Determination Act - American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) - MD/DO Merger - Single-payer healthcare - Universal healthcare - Opioid epidemic - Addiction treatment and drug decriminalization - HIV/AIDS - Overusage of antibiotics &... Let's form a list of healthcare topics together to know about for interviews.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients. About 12.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More tha...
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(Reuters) - South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic.
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Working off of the recent recommendations in the interim report issued by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, President Donald Trump has issued a directive to his administration to use all “appropriate emergency and other authorities to respond to the crisis caused by the opioid epidemic.” Some of the immediate actions the Trump administration could take to address the opioid crisis include: (1) approve state waivers to remove the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion, which prohibits the use of federal Medicaid funds for care provided to most...
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August 23, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET.(Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network)
Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Epidemic calls for sophisticated policies at odds with White House direction
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
US officials seek tobacco-style settlements to help deal with epidemic of addiction
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
In response to the growing heroin epidemic in the United States, the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services has created a portal to provide resources and information on prescribing, overdose, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as: “A primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward an...
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President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, shortly after a preliminary report from the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis described the epidemic as "September 11th every three weeks." Also details some of the ways an official declaration could free up resources to help those struggling with opioid addiction. (May require subscription to view full article.)
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