HHS Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction. These grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through six grant programs:First Responders, theState Pilot Grant for Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women,Building Communities of Recovery,Improving Access to Overdose Treatment,Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and theServices Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women.
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Conclusion: Our data from a Turkish population suggest that male HLA-C2 homozygosity may play an important role in RPL. Additionally, an incidental match between male HLA-C2 and female HLA-C1 ligand KIR receptors might perturb the balance between activatory and inhibitory KIR-ligand interactions during pregnancy in couples affected by RPL. The roles of orphan KIR2DL5 and orphan KIR2DS3 in RPL remain obscure. PMID: 32450627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Phexxi (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate) has been approved for the prevention of pregnancy in women of reproductive potential.FDA Approvals
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Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before.
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Conclusion Using the three Cs of risk management strategies—collecting information, communicating, and carefully documenting—when prescribing controlled substances supports quality patient care and can decrease the risk of improper prescribing allegations. Appendix 1. Prescribing Controlled Substances: Informed Consent Some, but not all states have promulgated various requirements and recommendations for components of an informed consent discussion when prescribing controlled substances.  The following is a compilation of current individual state requirements and recommendations for informed consent. ...
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Conclusion and Recommendations More intervention-based clinical trials are needed to provide a strong alternative candidate therapy for management of opiate use disorder. Buprenorphine, although a promising candidate, should be researched more regarding treatment retention and patient satisfaction before any conclusions can be made regarding its standard use for opiate substitution maintenance treatment of pregnant patients with opiate use disorder. Heroin-assisted treatment still cannot be considered in opiate addicts refractory to MMT; more data should be collected regarding efficacy in larger participant populations un...
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The number of babies born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal spiked between 2004 and 2013, driven by opioid use in rural areas, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. In 2004, rates of infant withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, were roughly similar in rural and urban areas, with about one out of every 1,000 babies born with withdrawal symptoms. By 2013, there were approximately five babies born with NAS for every 1,000 births in urban areas, and eight babies born with NAS for every 1,000 births in rural areas.  Together, this translated to a fivefold increase in NAS b...
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“It’s hard to feel empathy for an intoxicated person who caused a crash when you are looking at innocent people he has killed.” On November 1st, Wilmington, North Carolina resident Jonathan Hayes plowed his pickup truck into the back of a family car, killing a two-year-old boy, Mason Richardson, and injuring the boy’s pregnant mother and sibling. The fire department and EMS personnel who arrived on scene found Hayes unconscious from an apparent heroin overdose and revived him using the opioid antidote, naloxone. This was the fourth time Hayes had been brought back from an overdose with naloxone. Th...
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In 2014, more people died of a drug overdose than ever before in our country’s history. It’s clear that we are experiencing a public health crisis on a national scale, but with differing views on how to create a healthier future for ourselves and our communities. Educating the public about opioid abuse and heightened awareness are key, and at the same time, the magnitude of this epidemic demands action on a larger scale. Here are four ways the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed to help us get a handle on the opioid abuse epidemic. Support new prescription guidelines. In 2016 the Center...
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