Posts Tagged opioids

HRSA announces funding to develop rural opioid response plans

Eligible organizations can apply through July 30 for up to $200,000 in fiscal year 2018 funding to develop opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery plans for high-risk rural communities, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced. The lead applicant must be part of a

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CMS ‘roadmap’ outlines opioid strategy; SAMHSA updates resource

CMS recently released a “roadmap” outlining its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The three-pronged approach focuses on preventing new cases of opioid use disorder, treating patients who are dependent on or addicted to opioids, and using data to target prevention and treatment

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CMS issues Medicaid guidance on state approaches to opioid crisis

CMS recently issued guidance on designing state approaches to covering treatment services for Medicaid-eligible infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. In addition, CMS issued a letter to state Medicaid directors on funding authorities that may support health information technology efforts to address the opioid crisis.

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Hospira recalls certain naloxone injection products

Hospira is voluntarily recalling two lots of naloxone hydrochloride injection, used to treat opioid overdoses, because they may contain particulate matter on the syringe plunger, the Food and Drug Administration announced last week. The lots were distributed to hospitals, wholesalers and others in the United

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DHHS dashboard tracks opioid action plan progress

A data dashboard developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows the state is beginning to see success in its efforts to combat the opioid crisis. The oversupply of prescription opioids is being reduced and access to treatment and

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SAMHSA announces $196M for opioid treatment grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA ) is accepting applications for $196 million to treat opioid use disorders through one of its grant programs. The new funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to people with opioid

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How NC health systems and care providers are uniting to fight the opioid crisis

As North Carolina communities continue to face the growing challenges presented by the opioid epidemic, North Carolina health systems are striving to adopt an ecosystem approach to reduce opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose deaths. The Coalition for Model Opioids Practices in Health Systems,

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CDC: Opioid overdose deaths continue to climb

An estimated 46,041 Americans died from opioid overdoses between October 2016 and October 2017, a 15% increase from the prior 12-month period, according to provisional data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Total overdose deaths from opioids, cocaine and psychostimulants rose

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News Release: NCHA Partners with DHHS on Innovation to Address the Opioid Crisis

$1.37 million grant will support pilots at six hospitals across the state Winston-Salem, NC – May 9, 2018 – Today the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced grant awards to six North Carolina hospitals

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HHS awards grants to help states, territories combat opioid crisis

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat the opioid crisis, the last of two funding rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act. North Carolina will receive $15,586,724. “These funds will help

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