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Gov. Cooper Announces $12 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

North Carolina will receive a $12 million grant to continue its fight against the opioid epidemic, Governor Roy Cooper announced April 9. The funds will be used for prevention, access to treatment and improved linkages to care. “The opioid crisis harms families, communities and

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Opioid Public Awareness Campaign Launched in NC

A public education campaign to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic launched this month to empower North Carolinians to take action to address the epidemic in their homes and communities. The More Powerful NC campaign has a website that provides people with facts about the epidemic,

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HRSA Medication-Assisted Treatment Funding Opportunity

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (HRSA-19-102). HRSA plans to invest approximately

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FDA Requires Opioid Labeling Changes to Help Providers Safely Taper Dosing

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced changes to the prescribing information included in outpatient opioid pain medication labels to provide expanded guidance to health care professionals on how to safely decrease or discontinue these medications in patients who are physically dependent on them. The

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AHRQ Seeks Comments on Acute Pain Treatment Resource

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is accepting comments through April 25 on a draft report on treatment for acute pain. The report provides an overview of current guidelines and systematic reviews on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for acute pain, including opioids. The resource maps the

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PatientPing Transforms Care for High-Risk, High-Utilizing Patients Across North Carolina through its Care Coordination Platform

PatientPing, the nation’s leading care coordination platform, has expanded its statewide efforts to support high-risk, high-utilizing patients throughout North Carolina. In North Carolina alone, the PatientPing platform is being leveraged by more than 500 hospitals, emergency departments, post-acute facilities, provider organizations, and payers to reduce healthcare

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HRSA to Award Grants to Expand Rural Substance Use Disorder Services

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award about 75 grants of up to $1 million each to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities. The agency expects to release a notice on

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CDC: Rural Patients More Likely to Receive Opioid Prescription

Patients in the most rural counties had an 87 percent greater chance of receiving an opioid prescription from their primary care provider between January 2014 and March 2017 than patients in large metropolitan areas, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control

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CDC: Deaths from Synthetic Opioids Continue to Climb

U.S. overdose death rates linked to synthetic opioids increased more than 45 percent in 2017, likely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from heroin and prescription opioids remained stable. “The drug overdose

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HRSA Announces Opioid Response Funding for Rural Communities

Healthcare providers and others can apply through Jan. 15 for planning grants to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder in high-risk rural counties through community partnerships, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced last week. HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program expects to award $24

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