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Monica Bertagnoli was asked about issues ranging from high drug prices to the opioid crisis to gender-affirming care.
Addiction is a chronic illness requiring constant vigilance, and relapses are part of the journey to recovery.
Study findings support the continuation of telehealth services for opioid use disorder and related care.
Changes will affect nursing home and hospital staffing, delivery of addiction treatment and COVID data reporting.
These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mobile clinics could be innovative strategy for expanding access to care and providing uninterrupted treatment for people who inject drugs.
A West Virginia drive-through event does exactly that—plus give free Naloxone trainings.
People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
This is one of many ways that people who use drugs can engage in harm reduction during the coronavirus pandemic.
Even after federal regulators relaxed rules requiring daily clinic visits, these bad actors are still bringing patients in for monitoring.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the usual systems governing the dispensation of medication-assisted treatment.
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