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Addiction Experts Sound Alarm as Overdoses Rise Over COVID-19

Addiction Experts Sound Alarm as Overdoses Rise Over COVID-19

While the world has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the existing overdose epidemic has continued to skyrocket, with a record high 70,000 deaths in 2019. Nora Voklow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), explains, “We do not yet have...

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it is eliminating the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) waiver requirement for some physicians. HHS will publish Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use...

New CDC Training and Resources for Safer Opioid Prescribing

New CDC Training and Resources for Safer Opioid Prescribing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new suite of training tools and resources to help clinicians and healthcare executives apply CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in clinical settings: Addressing the Opioid Overdose...

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