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Continuing to Fight the Opioid Addiction Epidemic: President Obama Signs the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

By on August 12, 2016 in CARA with 0 Comments

The national opioid addiction epidemic is one of the largest public health crises of our time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record, with the majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involving an opioid. In fact, drug overdoses […]

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General Wellness Products Get FDA Okay

By on August 3, 2016 in FDA with 0 Comments

The buzzword “wellness” has permeated the healthcare industry for the better part of a decade, with everyone from insurance companies, to hospital systems, to acupuncturists, to even cellular phone manufactures promoting “wellness.”  Given the ambiguous meaning of “wellness,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently jumped into the ring and issued non-binding guidance that it […]

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