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RX SUMMIT NEWSROOM
May 10, 2021
Robert Dupont, MD, discusses his session at the recent Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit that educated virtual attendees about the need for a “peace plan” between the different addiction treatment programs and the “many paths to recovery”.
RX SUMMIT NEWSROOM
April 27, 2021
Q&A: Betty-Ann Bryce, JD, MA, discusses the challenges rural communities face in providing treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder/opioid use disorder and governmental resources that have been developed to assist them.
RX SUMMIT NEWSROOM
April 27, 2021
Karen Scott, MD, MPH, explains how the COVID‑19 pandemic affected access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and discusses policy changes that would allow maximum access to OUD treatment and recovery services.
RX SUMMIT NEWSROOM
April 21, 2021
Karen Scott, MD, MPH, President of the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts, outlines barriers people face to receiving treatment for opioid use disorder, populations least likely to receive care for the disorder, and successful strategies for reaching vulnerable populations.
April 14, 2021
Telehealth provides flexibility that addresses barriers to substance use disorder treatment, but more research on its efficacy is needed and providers want more training and technical assistance, according to a session presented at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
April 08, 2021
With opioid overdose deaths and stimulant use on the rise, FDA director Janet Woodcock highlighted for Rx Summit attendees several of the administration’s top initiatives to meet the challenge.
April 08, 2021
U.S. Rep. David Trone discussed the merger of his Freshmen Working Group on Addiction with the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force on Thursday at the Rx Summit. Rep. Lori Trahan, meanwhile, said she is reintroducing legislation to standardize SUD training for prescribers.
April 07, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared the ways in which the U.S. State Department is working with other nations and various groups to disrupt the sophisticated operations of transnational criminal drug trade organizations.
April 07, 2021
Today’s addiction crisis is not the same as those that preceded it, and while there are reasons for concern, CDC director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, told Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees in a session presented Wednesday morning that she also sees reasons for hope.
April 07, 2021
To overcome setbacks in combating the nation’s opioid crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, policies and resources will need to be crafted in ways that address systemic inequities that have exacerbated challenges for specific populations, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Tom Coderre told Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees on Wednesday evening.
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