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President’s Commission on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 calling for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as other HHS entities to set up nationwide drug courts, a national media campaign and expanded educational programs, as well as reimbursement for a broader range of non-opioid pain medications and treatment services.

The 128-page report outlines over 50 different proposals made by the commission to curb the opioid epidemic. The commission’s report comes a week after President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.

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Kay Deeney, MLS AHIP is the Education & Outreach Librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region located at UCLA.

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