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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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A recent federal report cited stringent dispensing laws as factor in the decrease of prescription #opioids for #Medicare beneficiaries, but some patients with disabilities have suffered from the change https://t.co/JeS9lFK1xt

The New Hampshire Board of Medicine took action against a doctor who tapered a patient’s Rx #opioid medication—we appreciate the board’s efforts to ensure that people with #pain receive adequate care. https://t.co/n3UzS5WhPU

The @FCC approved $100 million 3-year plan to expand telehealth programs in underserved areas: https://t.co/cG3vjJpwoQ

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