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A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, 2-1, that Philadelphia not-for-profit Safehouse would be in violation of federal law if it were to open a supervised injection facility.
HHS is publishing new guidelines that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements necessary for prescribing buprenorphine.
The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, jointly released by the federal departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, maintain the guidance on alcohol consumption found in previous versions of the document, despite recommendations last June from an expert advisory committee.
Fentanyl remains the No. 1 illicit substance threat in Vermont, but multiple trends point to cocaine and methamphetamine becoming increasingly prevalent within the state, drug intelligence officer James Downes, MS, and public health analyst Stephanie Thompson, MPA of the Vermont Intelligence Center said in a session presented Friday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden appears to have won the presidential election, but behavioral healthcare leaders say significant changes for the field could depend on the results of still-undecided Senate races.

ONC fellow discusses current privacy initiatives being explored in federal health IT effort

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