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Arlington Police Chief Joins President Trump At Opioid Announcement

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan was among a group joining President Donald Trump Thursday in Washington, D.C. during an announcement about the national opioid crisis. Chief Frederick Ryan joined fellow members of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) as Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency. Chief Ryan at the White House with US Surgeon General @JeromeAdamsMD discussing strategies to combat the opioid crisis. pic.twitter.com/xOFxS5HAVy — Arlington, MA Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) October 26, 2017 In August, P.A.A.R.I.’s members urged federal government officials to make the declaration. Police said declaring the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency is “not only a symbolic recognition of the severity and urgency of this crisis, but also will mobilize the highest levels of the government to take immediate and effective action to deploy the resources required to save lives.” The declaration will not bring new dollars to fight the opioid crisis, which kills an estimated 142 Americans each day. It will, however, expand access to medical services in rural area and shift some federal HIV money to help addicts, White House officials said on Thursday. Administration officials said they would urge Congress, during end-of-the year budget negotiations, to add new cash to a public health emergency fund that Congress hasn’t sent money to for years. They made ...
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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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BACKGROUND: Opioid addiction and overdose are epidemic in the U.S. Victims of traumatic injury are at greater than average risk for opioid misuse and related complications. Potential risk screens and preventive interventions in this clinical population rem...
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As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.
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Recently, Representative Bob Latta introduced a bill into the United States House of Representatives. The bill, known as the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids (INFO) Act, is intended to help create a public electronic database of information and strategies to combat the opioid crisis. The information in the database would be used to help federal, state, and local officials develop the most effective strategies to prevent addiction, treat those that are addicted, and keep prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands. The INFO Act would also track federal funding being used to combat the epidemic. The bill re...
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Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Hearing on the opioid epidemic from December 2017. Speakers include Patrick Kennedy of the President's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH, and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz of SAMHSA.
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Conclusion Therefore, POLITICO and the stakeholders made a policy recommendation focused on educating providers. They suggest that education on both pain management and addiction has to start in medical school. However, early education is not enough unless it is supplemented by CME. The medical field should continue the progress it has made increasing education around proper prescribing, but it should increase its efforts by evaluating doctors in some meaningful way such as on licensing exams or through CME.       Related StoriesACCME Introduces Guidance for CME Providers in Europe and Asi...
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DISCUSSION: Positive findings from the proposed work would lead to improved, standardized opioid risk screening practices among victims of traumatic injury. The ultimate goal of this and future work is to reduce the likelihood of opioid misuse, addiction, and related complications, such as overdose and death. Trial registration Clinicaltrials.gov registration number: NCT02861976. Date of registration: Feb 9, 2016. PMID: 29198186 [PubMed - in process]
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