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Create one-page summary sheets with basic information that can be easily provided upon request in an emergency or just be a handy reference. Basic information includes name, SSN, insurance info, PCP and other doctors seen, medications, and known allergies. Click on these links to print and use these templates.
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Novel Naloxone nasal spray home use device to prevent accidental opioid overdose deaths is going through FDA process
The company founders of CounterAct, Dr. Todd Pizitz and Don Mealing, both have extensive professional experience in the substance abuse field. Dr. Todd Pizitz, is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of clients who struggle with substance abuse. Don Mealing, was founder and …Read More
The Support for Patients and Communities Act (a.k.a. HR6) was approved easily by the House on 9/28/18 and then the Senate on 10/3/18. The President is to sign the bill ASAP. The broad legislation covers everything from education, prevention, treatment, recovery, provider workforce expansion, prescription medication safety and disposal, …Read More
These summaries were directly excerpted from a Congressional document related to the recently passed bipartisan opioid legislation and linked in the source. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Opioid Packaging – To help encourage responsible prescribing behavior and limit overprescribing, this would clarify FDA’s authority to require drug manufacturers to …Read More
#1. Senate approves $8 Billion “Opioid Crisis Response Act” of 2018 containing over 70 proposals On Monday, the widely-anticipated Senate approval of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 became a reality. The total spending allocated is to be about $8 Billion with $4.7 Billion already approved in March and another …Read More
SAMHSA released the annual update to their “Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health” on September 14, 2018. Here are 10 takeaways. #1 Prescription Opioid Misuse is Decreasing. The number of people misusing prescription opioids decreased by 11% between …Read More