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Author: Pollen Williamson

Report on Behavioral Health, Opioid Misuse

Today, SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use and mental health in the United States, including the misuse of opioids. In 2016, there were 11.8 million people ages 12 or older who misused opioids in the past year. The majority of those individuals misused pain relievers rather than used heroin; 11.5 million people misused pain relievers and 948,000 were heroin users. View Report...

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NCATOD Opioid Treatment Conference September 21-22

The North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (NCATOD) once again to presents the 2017 Conference for Best Practices in Opioid Treatment: Voices for Recovery. Sessions have been designed to meet the specialized needs of professionals working with medicated assisted therapies with specific focus areas for nurses, administrators, clinicians and managers. Details and Registration...

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Updated Prior Approval Criteria for Opioids

Beginning Aug. 27, NCTracks will require prior approval for opioid analgesic doses exceeding 120 mg of morphine equivalents per day, for greater than a 14-day supply of any opioid and for any non-preferred opioid product for Medicaid and Health Choice beneficiaries. Requirement Details on Page...

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