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October 26, 2020
Many of us in behavioral healthcare should be preparing for a future in primary care. There is an academic basis for this proposal, but it increasingly has political urgency. Many in our field point to primary care as a destination, but for reasons different from mine. Yet we should all agree it is…
October 23, 2020
A new collaborative fund backed by an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates has been created to boost mental healthcare for minority and/or LGBTQ+ adolescents in the United States, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 22, 2020
Universal Health Services this week announced that Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA, is joining the organization as the new chief medical officer for its Behavioral Health Division. Friedman is a board-certified, practicing psychiatrist, and as CMO, he will be tasked with helping to develop the overall…
October 21, 2020
Purdue Pharma, maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating anti-kickback laws, as part of an $8 billion settlement, according to an Associated Press report. Among the terms of the…
October 20, 2020
NewVista Healthcare, an Ohio-based operator of behavioral health hospitals, substance use disorder treatment facilities and other behavioral health providers, announced that it is expanding into the Greater Cleveland area with two SUD treatment centers. Construction on a 140-bed facility in Euclid…
October 20, 2020
Outpatient opioid addiction treatment provider Behavioral Health Group is continuing its expansion with the acquisition of two programs in Alabama, Huntsville Recovery and Stevenson Recovery. The deal for the two Alabama properties follow BHG’s recent move into Rhode Island with its purchase of the…
October 19, 2020
Many of us have lost loved ones to cancers diagnosed too late. Others have grieved losses due to interrupted care for chronic conditions like heart disease. The behavioral healthcare field has grappled with the reality that we mistakenly care for common problems like depression and addiction as if…
October 16, 2020
Financially strapped behavioral healthcare providers are eligible to receive Provider Relief Fund payments from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund as part of its Phase 3 General Distribution, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced through the Health Resources and Services…
October 16, 2020
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday announced that it has seized 893 pounds of cocaine, 13 pounds of heroin and 2,224 pounds of crystal meth—the largest domestic seizure of crystal meth in U.S. history. In a news release announcing the seizure, DEA said:
October 15, 2020
Through its behavioral health division, Wellspring Lutheran Services, a Flint, Michigan-based not-for-profit, has announced that it will open Michigan’s first public recovery high school in January. Wellspring Academy will help teens who have struggled with drug and alcohol use maintain sobriety as…
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