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“When developing strategies to prevent opioid or other substance misuse, stakeholders should bear in mind that individuals often do not use a singular substance.”

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CUSP Names Executives ‘Qualified and Ready on Day One’

December 15, 2020

Nonprofit tells Biden-Harris Transition Team that no woman has ever served as drug czar and states, “It is time for a woman to hold that position.”

DEA Expanding Surveillance of Prescription Drug Data

November 11, 2020

CUSP’s chairman discusses the impact of the new RFP from the DEA that asks software contractors to create a nationwide data system that will increase the surveillance of prescriptions.

Feds Warn of Scammers Impersonating DEA Agents

August 5, 2020
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warns doctors, pharmacists, and the public about criminals posing as DEA agents and attempting to extort money from them. CUSP’s chairman cautions that the scammers have enough knowledge of the tactics DEA is employing against controlled-medication prescribers to be able to replicate them in other situations.

“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
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.@HHSGov released their State of Department address Tuesday with some heartening statistics. The number of Americans receiving #MAT has risen by 38% since 2016. Dispensing of #Naloxone is up 502%. Check out the full address here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc8CrQl_l8U

Today is a momentous day for democracy and peace. Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We will do all we can to make the next 4 years the most successful in American history.

@HHSGov announced yesterday that it is lifting the X-waiver requirement for @DEAHQ-registered physicians to prescribe #buprenorphine for #opioid use disorders. Physicians utilizing this exemption will be limited to treating no more than 30 patients.


Good news from @NIDAnews and @Alkermes for people who need individualized treatment for methamphetamine use disorder. Thanks for the strong reporting, @axios. https://www.axios.com/new-drug-combo-helps-meth-addiction-study-50a2eea0-b070-4fbe-9261-8245af76a2a1.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosscience&stream=science

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