Opioids

Sep 18, 2018
The Senate Sept. 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a substitute amendment to the House-passed opioid package (H.R. 6). Among other provisions, the Senate package would reauthorize funding to states to address opioid abuse; provide support through the Centers for Disease Control and…
Sep 14, 2018
The House and Senate conference committee yesterday approved legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until…
Sep 18, 2018
The Senate today voted 93-7 to pass legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until Dec. 7. According to…
Sep 18, 2018
  Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association   September 17, 2018   “America’s hospitals and health systems are on the front lines of the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities across the nation and costing nearly 150 American lives each day. We are…
Sep 14, 2018
The number of U.S. residents using heroin for the first time fell by more than 50 percent in 2017, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Among other findings, the agency found that more people received…
Sep 13, 2018
Nancy Howell Agee: America's opioid problem is overwhelming – here’s how I keep hope and urgency to act More than 72,000 people died of a drug overdose last year – most of them due to opioids – and hospitals and health systems across the country are working hard to tackle the opioid epidemic,…
Sep 10, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration Friday approved a new dosage option for buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film, applied under the tongue as a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. The medication-assisted treatment was approved through an abbreviated pathway under the Federal Food,…
Sep 7, 2018
The Senate is expected to vote next week on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a substitute amendment to the House-passed opioid package (H.R. 6).   The substitute amendment comprises bills reported earlier this year by the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee and…
Aug 29, 2018
The AHA Aug. 28 urged the Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider its proposed 2019 aggregate production quotas for certain controlled substances, which the agency said would reduce manufacturing quotas for six frequently misused opioids by an average 10 percent. “Hospitals and other…
Aug 29, 2018
AHA comments on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) notice of proposed rulemaking on aggregate production quotas for Schedule I and II controlled substances.