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Ketamine has been demonstrated to be effective in treating mental health disorders, chronic pain and addiction by causing several developments in key areas of the brain associated with these conditions.
Findings from the latest National Center for Health Statistics data brief released by CDC this month highlight an increase in the co-involvement of opioids in drug overdose deaths that involve cocaine and psychostimulants in recent years, particularly in the Northeast.
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.
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.
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.

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