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The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose launched today, uniting diverse stakeholders around the common goal of achieving meaningful legislative solutions to address opioid misuse and overdose. The Coalition is composed of leading state and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies.
Two ASAM-endorsed bills approved: The Co-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 (HR 3680) and the Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act (HR 4981). The full list of bills available below.
HHS's proposed rule on Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders would raise the buprenorphine patient limit for qualified physicians from 100 to 200 patients, but ABAM-certified physicians do not qualify! Your voice is needed to tell HHS that ABAM-certified physicians should be eligible for the higher patient limit.
On Thursday, May 5, the Food and Drug Administration issued a long-awaited rule to establish oversight of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, hookah and other previously unregulated tobacco products.
2016 Media Event Requirements
Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attend special meetings and events for the purpose of editorial coverage will be granted media credentials. To qualify, journalists must contact Bob Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 301.547.4112 and provide the following:
- Letter verifying assignment to the meeting on the letterhead of the news organization being represented.
- Media identification (such as an international, accredited press pass or an official media-outlet-issued credential).
- Documentary film crews and video production companies must submit a written request in advance of the annual meeting no less than one week prior to ASAM that includes information about the purpose of attending the event, synopsis of film/video/documentary, and information on the supporters of the project.
Companies or organizations producing publications, videos, and/or other electronic media intended for internal use, marketing, advertising, financial analysis, or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.
In addition, representatives from medical education companies attending the event or meeting for the purpose of creating continuing medical education (CME) or other commercial educational content (e.g., webcasts, online or printed educational modules, etc.) may not register as media.
Information regarding media registrants is proprietary. ASAM does not give, rent, or sell current, past, or on-site media registration lists.
The ASAM Weekly
ASAM Weekly is a source of timely, useful news briefings of top stories for addiction medicine combined with ASAM developments in education, advocacy, state chapter news and more. ASAM Weekly is a great way to keep informed and is delivered to the inboxes of ASAM members every Tuesday. This enews brief is free to non-members as well as ASAM Members. More information