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The Supreme Court Is About To Affect Every Prescriber in America

May 5, 2022

In this Journal of Opioid Management op-ed, Center for U.S. Policy Senior Fellow Lynn Webster, M.D., and co-authors explain that state licensing boards and civil lawsuits, along with the federal government’s administrative framework, are more appropriate forums than federal criminal courts when dealing with questions surrounding medical care

New Resources Educate Decision Makers on Insurance Coverage of Rx Digital Therapies

March 28, 2022

Thirty-three not-for-profit organizations sent a letter to commend Members of Congress for introducing a bill to provide Medicare coverage and create a new Medicaid payment category for prescription digital therapies. The “Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act of 2022” is sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (WV), and Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and David McKinley (WV-01).

Federal Government Facilitates Access To Rx Digital Behavioral Therapies

March 23, 2022

The Center for U.S. Policy, Aimed Alliance, and the International Health Facility Diversion Association commended the federal government for facilitating patient access to prescription digital behavioral therapies. “We thank CMS for acting with speed to expand access to evidence-based digital therapies for behavioral health.”

“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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The #NorthCarolina Community Opioid Resources Engine informs the public as to when localities will receive funds from #opioidsettlements. A model for other states. @JoshStein_

See it here: https://ncopioidsettlement.org/data-dashboards/payment-schedule/

In this @painmednews piece, our Sr. Fellow @LynnRWebsterMD explains that the revised @CDCgov #opioid prescribing guideline does not adequately redress the harms the guideline has caused.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3Pauc9z

Join us May 25th for a conversation on my two favorite topics - disability rights and addiction - with this distinguished lineup of federal civil rights attorneys. Hosted by @oneillinstitute and @ASAMorg and moderated by @ReginaLabelle 🙌 https://oneill.law.georgetown.edu/events/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-and-substance-use-disorder-rights-responsibilities-and-looking-ahead/

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