Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Opioid Response

Discussion Senator Chris Murphy highlighted that Dr. Katz is the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at SAMHSA, a new position created under the 21st Century Cures Act. She detailed for the committee the many activities SAMHSA is overseeing to implement the CARA and 21st Century Cures Act, including administering a wide range of grant streams aimed at mental health interventions and the proliferation of medication assisted treatment. She emphasized to the lawmakers the importance of greater integration of mental health and substance abuse treatment into primary care, and better training among a wide range of providers, noting the co-occurring health issues that can be addressed from an integrated approach. Senator Michael Bennet asked about the federal policy that incarcerated individuals lose access to their Medicaid coverage after transitioning out of prison. Dr. Katz agreed that when former inmates are transitioning back into society, it is a critical time for them to have access to the treatment and support services they need, but said it is a policy set by Congress and the federal government. Through her testimony, Dr. Houry described how the CDC is focused on the critical effort to prevent addiction in the first place, by funding state efforts in Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) and other data-driven prevention programs. She also highlighted the importance of CDC’s public health surveillance work, which she said helped scie...
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ConclusionsBoth the surgical treatments, SLAP repair and the biceps tenodesis, are efficacious in pain alleviation and recovery of shoulder function. But, compared with SLAP repair, biceps tenodesis showed higher rate of patient satisfaction and return to preinjury sports participation.The translational potential of this articleImpart better understanding regarding discrepancies in the outcomes between biceps tenodesis and SLAP repair in treating patients with isolated Type II SLAP lesions.
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BEST supplements for skin: Skin conditions can cause pain and discomfort for those that suffer them, but while topical creams are usually recommended as treatment, they don ’t always work for everyone. Some experts say a particular supplement can help relieve symptoms of psoriasis.
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Conclusion: The multispot laser required fewer applications with more spots delivered to compensate for lower fluency, showing similar patient tolerance to single-spot laser. Both groups maintained the initial visual acuities and CRTs; about 50% of cases had vitreomacular interface changes and improved macular edema, with similar angiographic improvements after 12 months.Ophthalmologica
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Authors: Nasioudis D, Doulaveris G, Kanninen TT Abstract Hyperlipidemia is a known cause of atherosclerosis and directly contributes to the current epidemic in cardio-vascular disease. Pregnancy is typified by an increase in serum levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides pushed by the rise in estrogen, progesterone and lactogen. Mobilization of stored fat depots in late pregnancy may provide a reservoir of fatty acids for fetal growth and placental tissue steroid synthesis. This physiologic increase in lipids performs an essential role during pregnancy; however, elevated levels of lipids in predisposed women o...
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Authors: Muzii L, Di Tucci C, Di Feliciantonio M, Galati G, Marchetti C, Perniola G, Pecorini F, Benedetti Panici P Abstract Endometriosis, in spite of decades of research on the topic, remains a mysterious and elusive disease. Both in the fields of diagnosis and treatment, many issues remain unresolved, and the scientific community strives in trying to find universal criteria for diagnosis, and algorithms of treatment that may be universally applied. Recently, there has been a shift away from the view of the need of invasive diagnosis and therapy with the universal use of laparoscopy. Today the diagnosis of endome...
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China's vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another province reported a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever.
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China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in Datong city in Shanxi province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday
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This study suggests mindfulness (which was not linked with greater activity) may also be useful in decreasing depression, but by other means, possibly through creating distance from unhelpful thoughts that may arise around pain or the experience of disability.  As cross-sectional research, we can’t draw clear causal conclusions from the new findings, but they do help us refine our understanding of which mechanisms are more likely to increase pain acceptance. The findings may also help pain management professionals focus their methods, providing people with the ground from which they can build and sustain a life ...
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China's vice agriculture minister Yu Kangzhen said on Wednesday local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms in their efforts to control the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever.
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China reported another new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Panjin in Liaoning province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.
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