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“Not all health care professionals subject to the DOJ’s searches and seizures are ‘dirty docs.’ In fact, some of them are nationally recognized leaders not just in pain management, but also in addiction medicine”

A More Sensible Surge: Ending DOJ's Indiscriminate Raids of Healthcare Providers

Legislation & Policy Brief


Lawyer Calls for DOJ To End ‘Indiscriminate Raids’ of Prescribers

July 25, 2019

In recent years, the DEA has been increasing the number of raids on prescribers. CUSP’s chairman gives more insight into this rising problem.

As CBD Sales Boom, Consumers Need Clarity

July 14, 2019

Based on the assorted promotional claims of cannabidiol (CBD) product marketers, it appears that the truth about CBD’s benefits and risks depends on whom you ask and when.

Treatment Instead of Jail Can Save Lives, Reduce Costs

May 9, 2019

CUSP’s chairman discusses the benefits of policies that direct people with mental health or substance use disorders who commit minor crimes into treatment, not jail.

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Today is National Day Without Stigma. Check out this great video @ShatterproofHQ & @GE_Foundation put together to examine how language can help reduce stigma affecting patients with #opioid use disorder and support recovery. #OpioidEpidemic #Addiction https://t.co/wHCF7VLVuE

DOJ just released a report citing DEA's failure 'to develop a comprehensive national strategy' regarding the #opioid crisis: https://t.co/nu6oQ625vt

“Why am I being singled out?” People with #chronicpain continue to be tapered off necessary #pain medications as a result of #overdosecrisis https://t.co/kOEhEmdp2m

Powerful reporting on one family’s story attempt to help get their son into #addictiontreatment and the tragic outcome of inadequate quality of care https://t.co/C29CXVcRth

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