Report recommends states eliminate regulations on telehealth and on methadone and buprenorphine that are more restrictive than federal guidelines.


Brian Skinner COVID-19, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioid Drug Crisis

By Brian Skinner, Esq. A new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers recommendations aimed at federal, state, and local policymakers to address the opioid epidemic during the pandemic, which has seen sharp increases in fatal and nonfatal overdoses. The report “Saving Lives From Overdose During a Pandemic” draws from …Read More

It’s Time for WV to Eliminate Prior Authorization for Substance Use Disorder Services and Medications


Brian Skinner Government & Policy, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioid Drug Crisis

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. As the opioid-related overdose epidemic continues to escalate in West Virginia and the nation, timely access to Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) is more important than ever. Evidence shows that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for OUD saves lives and helps people maintain …Read More

From Senior Stop to spacious center – Senior Life Services celebrates 50 years – The Morgan Messenger https://www.morganmessenger.com/2021/11/24/from-senior-stop-to-spacious-center-senior-life-services-celebrates-50-years/

Feds Begin Distributing $7.5B to Rural Health Providers - Route Fifty https://www.route-fifty.com/health-human-services/2021/11/federal-government-begins-distributing-75b-rural-health-providers/187069/

Series of virtual town halls on WV Substance Use Response Plan reaches halfway point - WV MetroNews https://wvmetronews.com/2021/11/23/series-of-virtual-town-halls-on-wv-substance-use-response-plan-reaches-halfway-point/

Huntington City Council shows support of county harm reduction program https://www.wsaz.com/2021/11/23/huntington-city-council-shows-support-county-harm-reduction-program/

Mon Power/Potomac Edison plan five solar plants to produce 50 mw of power; largest would be in Mon County - Dominion Post https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/11/22/mon-power-potomac-edison-plan-five-solar-plants-to-produce-50-mw-of-power-largest-would-be-in-mon-county/

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