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2014-04-09 08:28:50

Dr. Sarah Bagley to be honored at American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference SAN DIEGO and ORLANDO, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Institute (MRI) today announced Dr. Sarah Bagley, a fellow in addiction medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, as the inaugural recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and Millennium Research Institute Research Fellowship Award, which...

2014-02-20 12:26:34

Standards apply to any physician treating addiction CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announces its release of the Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician. Drafted by a diverse panel of addiction treatment providers, researchers and academicians and clinical outcomes experts, this document enumerates the essential treatment standards that should be met by a physician who manages or oversees...

2013-12-31 23:00:32

Ce-classes.com releases a new ce course to help healthcare professionals understand the latest ASAM criteria. This continuing education course explains the American Society of Addiction Medicine's criteria for admission and treatment at substance abuse facilities and treatment centers. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ce-Classes.com has reviewed and summarized the latest American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria in its latest continuing education course. This criteria is used...

2013-10-31 23:23:32

The third edition (2013) of The ASAM Criteria modernizes standards for treatment of addiction and co-occurring conditions, in line with major advancements in the understanding of the disease of addiction over the past decade. Two associated products, the ASAM Criteria Software and ASAM-TRI Quality Review will ensure consumers get the best evidence-based quality care. Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announces the release of the...

2013-08-14 23:28:13

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the “medical” nature of smoked marijuana. Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the...

2013-08-09 23:02:23

The California Society of Addiction Medicine supports the investigation into fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal program but warns that the state must protect legitimate addiction patients in treatment centers where funding is cut off. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) supports the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) investigation into alleged fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal program, but urges that funding cut-offs to treatment centers must...

2013-07-10 12:28:16

SEABROOK, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seabrook House terminated its contract with Aetna effective July 7, after receiving dozens of denials for residential treatment deemed medically necessary by Seabrook House physicians. Seabrook House ended an over 20-year, in-network relationship because Seabrook House believe Aetna's conduct is not consistent with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and The Affordable Care Act of 2010. "We...

2013-06-21 08:25:14

New reports show increasing restrictions on addiction medications by state governments and insurance companies WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State governments and insurance companies are increasingly restricting the use of effective, FDA-approved medications that could help reverse the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, according to the most comprehensive reports on opioid addiction medications released today by the American Society of...

2013-06-17 23:15:28

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will release the most comprehensive report on the effectiveness of medications for opiate addiction and on the arbitrary restrictions on these FDA-approved drugs by many state governments and insurance companies. Safe and effective medications to treat opiate addiction are seriously under-utilized, resulting in preventable suffering and death. Washington (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will release the...

2013-06-17 12:28:20

New report shows increasing restrictions on addiction medications WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will release the most comprehensive report on the effectiveness of medications for opioid addiction and on the arbitrary restrictions on these FDA-approved drugs by many state governments and insurance companies. Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than drunk driving car crashes, an epidemic led by misuse of opioid...