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CLAAD Opinion

Op-Ed: A Chance To Lessen Drug Abuse

Government officials have the opportunity to approve an innovative new tool to help reduce opioid abuse. But, by focusing on abstinence when assessing new treatments for addiction, federal...
Posted on Aug 15, 2013
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Op-Ed: Treatment is Crucial

Why The 100-Patient Limit for Buprenorphine Treatment Should Be Eliminated By Eve Pearce In the year 2000, Congress passed the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000), an Act permitting...
Posted on Apr 09, 2013
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Op-Ed: Generic Drug Makers Allowed To Profit off of Drug Abuse

During this presidential inauguration week, our nation reflects on President Barack Obama’s first term and speculates as to how the president’s second term will be distinct. It is...
Posted on Jan 30, 2013
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Summit Yields One-of-a-Kind Opportunity To Reduce Prescription Drug Overdoses

While presenting at the Delaware Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, CLAAD appealed to the event’s host, Attorney General Beau Biden, to work closely with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, to...
Posted on Nov 16, 2012
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Parents, Communities Warned of Likely Increase in Overdoses

Powerful pain medications without added safety features are expected to flood back into communities as early as January 2013 unless the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes preventive action....
Posted on Nov 12, 2012
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US House Bill Would Require New Safety Features in Opioids

U.S. Representatives William Keating (MA-10), Mary Bono Mack (CA-45), Hal Rogers (KY-5), and Stephen Lynch (MA-9) have proposed a bill that would require opioid manufacturers to utilize...
Posted on Jul 19, 2012
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CLAAD To Explore Market-Based Solutions to Prescription Drug Abuse

As the United States responds to its prescription drug abuse epidemic, government must take action. The federal government must exercise its interstate commerce powers to ensure that prescription...
Posted on Mar 22, 2012
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Op-Ed: Time To Take a Look at the Man in the Mirror

The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor will expose systematic failures of the U.S. health care system. A bill currently before Congress could help improve patient care and prevent overdoses of...
Posted on Sep 10, 2011
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Op-Ed: FDA Must Strive for Progress, Not Perfection

When it comes to research on promising new classes of pain therapies, the agency must weigh its understandable caution regarding safety concerns against the unmet needs of millions of patients...
Posted on Sep 09, 2011
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