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A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds that babies born addicted to opioids cost the United States health care system more than half a billion dollars a year. The rate of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) was 6.7 per 1,000...
On December 26, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) submitted comments on amendments to regulations under the Federal anti-kickback statute (AKS), which would modify and add new safe harbors under the statute, as well as make changes to encourage...
On January 2, the Food and Drug Administration released its industry guidance regarding its enforcement priorities for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Notably, the guidance indicates that it will pursue action to clear the market of all flavored...
he Stigma of Addiction
Monday, January 27, 2020 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
This webinar will explore the role of stigma and how it interacts with the disease of addiction. Addiction is a chronic medical condition characterized by relapses and remissions that is often misunderstood, unrecognized and seldom appropriately treated. We shall examine stigma from three perspectives. First at the level of the individual, where the shame and guilt of addiction keeps the person suffering from a substance use disorder from self-identifying as in need of treatment and appropriately accessing resources. Second, at the level of the family and friends, stigma can prevent advocating for their loved ones as well as keeps the patient in the shadows. And finally at the level of the society stigma may lead to failure in effective treatment policy, denial of services, discrimination and marginalization of our patients.
This training will provide four of the required hours for doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the FDA approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). It will be an opportunity to learn more about MAT, OUD, the waiver process, and how MAT can work in a primary care practice.