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January 25, 2021
In 2019, Boston-based Beacon Health Options distributed $128,000 in grants to four community behavioral health organizations to help them increase their clients’ connectivity to medication-assisted treatment. After the venture proved successful, Beacon has announced this month that it has extended…
January 21, 2021
atai Life Sciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm backed by Peter Thiel and other investors, recently acquired a majority stake in Recognify Life Sciences. Recognify is developing a treatment for cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). Its lead compound has…
January 20, 2021
The proposal by Philadelphia not-for-profit Safehouse to open the first supervised injection facility in the United States has hit a roadblock after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 2-1, that doing so would violate federal law.
January 19, 2021
Broadstep Behavioral Health has acquired Excalibur Youth Services, which operates six facilities in South Carolina. Broadstep, which moved its headquarters from Wisconsin to North Carolina last year, provides resident and community-based services for individuals with intellectual, developmental…
January 19, 2021
Prescription digital therapeutics firm Pear Therapeutics and Groups Recover Together, an outpatient opioid use disorder treatment provider with operations in eight states, have announced a partnership to deliver their respective services together in Indiana. The deal will pair Groups’ clinical,…
January 18, 2021
PCPs are often told they do not prescribe as well as psychiatrists nor modify patient behavior as well as psychotherapists. On the other hand, behavioral healthcare professionals typically lack the abiding commitment of PCPs to both body and mind. Psychiatrists focus largely on biology, therapists…
January 18, 2021
Community Psychiatry, a Sacramento, California-based provider of outpatient behavioral health services, announced that it has appointed J. Christopher Brengard as its CEO. The company is also expanding its board of directors to add experience in the areas of public policy and payer relations.…
January 14, 2021
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts, a private, not-for-profit grantmaking organization that funds projects to address the opioid crisis at national, state and community levels, has announced the creation of its Scientific Advisory Council. The seven-person panel will advise FORE’s board of…
January 13, 2021
Mind Cure Health, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based mental health firm, announced this week that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire an ownership interest in ATMA Journey Centers, a Calgary, Alberta-based treatment center that provides psychedelic-assisted therapy for patients who qualify…
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