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Nursing Homes Routinely Refuse People on Addiction Treatment — Which Some Experts Say Is Illegal

STAT (04/16) – Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. After discharge from the hospital, many patients require further nursing care, whether for a short course of intravenous antibiotics, or for a...
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People Who Use Medical Marijuana More Likely to Use and Misuse Prescription Drugs

WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH (04/17) – Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use—including pain relievers. Read more
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Trump Administration Extends Opioid Public Health Emergency

The Hill (4/24) – The Trump administration has extended its opioid public health emergency, according to a Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson, as lawmakers and White House officials grapple with how to combat a crisis killing more people per year than car accident. Read more Further reading: 6 Months Since Trump Declared an...
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