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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Emblem Health For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members |
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| The APA is now accepting abstract submissions for its
168th Annual Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 16-21, 2015
. The theme of the meeting is
Psychiatry: Integrating Body and Mind, Heart and Soul.
The submission deadline is
Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
To submit an abstract, review the types of abstracts to be submitted, or learn more about the 2015 Annual Meeting please click
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New White House Drug Policy Strategy Focuses on Scientific Evidence
Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, has announced the release of the
2014 National Drug Control Strategy
—the Obama’s Administration primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States.
This year's strategy focuses on the science behind drug addiction. The new policy is based on the growing body of scientific evidence that addiction is a disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated and is an illness from which people can recover—not a moral failure on the part of the individual, a once widely accepted misconception. "Public opinion on drug policy is finally catching up to what the science has demonstrated for quite some time," said Botticelli. "We cannot incarcerate addiction out of people. While law enforcement should always play a vital role in protecting communities from violent drug-related crime, at the end of the day, we must acknowledge that public-health and criminal-justice initiatives must work together to address this complex challenge in a smarter way."
The updated strategy will continue efforts implemented in 2013 to address the alarming rates and adverse consequences associated with opioid use by highlighting the importance of opioid overdose prevention and treatment and the administration of the overdose drug naloxone by first responders, when necessary. Also, the administration is calling for improved data collection to improve the ability of federal, state, and local officials to...
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Psychiatry in a Changing Healthcare Landscape
September 10-14, 2014
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New Orleans, LA
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