The American Society of Addiction Medicine released its National Practices Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use. The guidelines are meant to assist physicians in treating patients with addiction issues.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced the results of its survey on prescription opioid use among young people at an event on Capitol Hill that featured several legislators who have led on these issues. The survey addresses both usage and whether young people know where to turn for help. The entire event can be viewed on their website.
On June 10th, USA Today published an op-ed authored by Gen. Dean of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America's Health and the Honorable Mary Bono. The column introduces CEPOP and explains why a collaborative approach is necessary to address these issues.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will be hosting a stakeholder workshop on Tuesday, June 9 from 9am - 5pm at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss whether comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) can help to answer questions surrounding long-term use of opioids. More information, including registration can [...]
Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Scott (R-SC) officially launched the Senate Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus. The effort is the latest activity to raise awareness surrounding the damage being caused by prescription drug abuse. The new Caucus pledges to engage stakeholders to find innovative and effective policy solutions to address the issue and notes that, "With 46 Americans dying every [...]