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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

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HHS seeks nominations to task force on pain management best practices AHA Today (August 25, 2017)

SAMHSA reports 39% increase in opioid treatment programs since 2003 AHA Today (August 23, 2017)

Teen overdose deaths increase in 2015 after declining since 2007 AHA Today (August 16, 2017)

Trump to declare national emergency on opioid abuse AHA Today (August 11, 2017)

Hospitals Innovate New Strategies to Fight Opioid Crisis AHA STAT (August 11, 2017)

Map shows state trends in opioid-related hospital stays AHA Today (August 7, 2017)

Senate passes FDA Reauthorization Act AHA Today (August 4, 2017)

Senate passes Jessie's Law AHA Today (August 3, 2017)

President urged to declare opioid epidemic national emergency AHA Today (August 1, 2017)

HHS awards grants to prevent opioid misuse among women, girls AHA Today (July 28, 2017)

CDC announces state funding to address opioid epidemic AHA Today (July 18, 2017)

SAMHSA reports decline in non-medical use of pain relievers AHA Today (July 17, 2017)

FDA to extend REMS requirements to immediate-release opioids AHA Today (July 14, 2017)

CDC: Opioid prescribing down since 2010, but varies widely AHA Today (July 6, 2017)

AHRQ: Opioid-related hospital stays increasing faster for women than men AHA Today (June 20, 2017)

SAMHSA reports on behavioral health, treatment trends AHA Today (June 12, 2017)

FDA asks company to remove opioid drug from market AHA Today (June 9, 2017)

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