AT Forum News Notes and Updates #157

October 2011

Compiled & Edited by Sue Emerson – Publisher

Prior Edition: September 2011

List of all News/Updates

 

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) AND OPIOID ABUSE/ADDICTION

New York Methadone Clinic Blocked

New Report Exposes Shortcomings at NYC Methadone Programs

MaineCare at Core of Pain-pill Epidemic – Prescription Drug Abuse and Related Health Care Costs are a Drain, But Funding for Treatment Also Saves Money

Report: Drug Dealers Tap Ohio Seniors to Procure Painkillers for Illegal Street Sales

Report on Medicare Cites Prescription Drug Abuse

Army Marketing Campaign to Inoculate Force Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Survey: Most Massachusetts Parents Unaware of Prescription Drug Dangers

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Length of Time from First Use to Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Admission – TEDS Admission Data 2009

Federal Agencies Join Forces to Award $13 Million to Enhance Drug Courts

SAMHSA Publishes Two New Advisory Publications on Tobacco Use Cessation During Substance Abuse Treatment Counseling

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Hepatitis C Patients Likely to Falter in Adherence to Treatment Regimen Over Time, Penn Study Shows

Life Expectancy Keeps Rising for People With HIV, Particularly When They Start Treatment Early, Study Finds

EEOC Sues Capital Healthcare Solutions for Disability Discrimination – Health Care Staffing Firm Refused to Hire HIV-Positive Nursing Aide, Federal Agency Says

 

MISCELLANEOUS

L.A. County Expands No-Cost Healthcare

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