The House of Representatives on Friday passed the most expansive legislation Congress has taken to date to address the opioid crisis, approving a bipartisan package that combines 58 bills passed in the last two weeks. Read More.
Activists handing the fentanyl test strips out in the Twin Cities say it’s one more way to reach people who are not only threatened by overdose, but by the prospect of criminal charges or social shunning if their drug use becomes known. Read More.
According to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the percentage of people of prime working age—between 25 and 54—who are employed or looking for work is well below the rate of other developed countries. Read More.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, called on his fellow AMA member physicians to work toward eliminating stigma associated with substance-use disorder and removing barriers to treatment. Read More.