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Trump's drug czar nominee pulls name from consideration

Trump's drug czar nominee pulls name from consideration

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 17, 2017

Rep. Tom Marino will no longer be considered to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. His decision comes just days after news reports revealed he played a critical role in passing legislation that weakened federal authority to control opioid distribution.

West Virginia gets OK to expand Medicaid drug treatment

By Associated Press  |  October 11, 2017

State health officials say they have received federal approval to expand addiction treatment for West Virginians covered by Medicaid.The waiver from the CMS was requested to improve care and outcomes by expanding services for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

FDA requires opioid makers to develop doctor training

By Associated Press  |  September 29, 2017

The agency notified 74 manufacturers of so-called immediate-release opioids that their drugs will now be subject to the tougher requirements, although doctors would not be compelled to take part in the training.

Safe injection site bill fails to pass in California

Safe injection site bill fails to pass in California

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 18, 2017

Proponents of safe injection sites, which include many providers, aren't deterred by California's failed attempt to become the first state in the nation to use such a tool in an effort to curb drug overdoses and infectious diseases.

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