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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to …
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RTDNA Canada unveils 2018 national award nominees

Network winners will be announced at the RTDNA Canada 2018 National Conference & Awards Gala scheduled for May 25-26 at the Sheraton Hotel in … Discourse Media, In Search of Canada’s Elusive Shadow Population … CBC Radio, On Drugs, Opioids, Addiction and our Troubled History with Pain.
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RTDNA Canada Announces Network Award Finalists

TORONTO, Ontario, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the finalists for the Network RTDNA … CBC Radio, On Drugs, Opioids, Addiction and our Troubled History with Pain; NEWSTALK1010, Gord Downie Passes: John Moore.
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Algoma; the epicenter for opioids

In Algoma, 13 per 100,000 people is the death rate because of opioid addiction, more than double the rest of Ontario at a rate of 6.2. … Mayor Christian Provenzano was told recently at a meeting of Northern mayors by a doctor that Northern Ontario was the epicenter of the opioid crisis in North America.
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Ultra Health Announces Largest Cultivation Facility in North America

The planned facility is expected to be a whooping 8.7 million square feet, making it the largest cannabis facility in North America, according to Ultra Health. …. Joanne Ferrary (Las Cruces), called for opioid addiction to be added to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis in New …
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