We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which advised the White House and Congress on responding to the opioid crisis, accepted $19 million in donations from members of the Sackler family, owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, The New York Times reports.
Hospitals are more likely to test Black pregnant people for substance use compared with pregnant people who are white, a new study finds. Researchers said the difference is due to racial bias, The New York Times reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including new guidance by The Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services encouraging states to provide Medicaid coverage for individuals who are incarcerated prior to their reentry.
Real estate developers are working with health care providers and state and local governments to open more addiction recovery centers, psychiatric facilities and other behavioral health clinics to meet growing demand, The New York Times reports.
A Drug Enforcement Administration proposal that would limit telehealth prescriptions for buprenorphine to an initial 30-day supply until the patient can be seen in person by a physician is raising concerns among addiction medicine advocates, Roll Call reports.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a study on the association between hospitals adopting an emergency department buprenorphine treatment pathway and patients' subsequent initiation of buprenorphine treatment.
A new study finds the expanded availability of opioid use disorder-related telehealth services and medications during the pandemic were associated with a lower risk of fatal overdoses among Medicare patients.
More than $50 billion in settlement money is being delivered from opioid corporations to states and localities, yet only 12 states have committed to detailed public reporting on where their opioid settlement funding is going, Kaiser Health News reports.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a study on the ecological momentary assessment of heavy episodic drinking in the early postpartum period by Sarah Dauber, Vice President of Research and Evaluation at the Partnership to End Addiction.