Friday, July 14, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Justice Department to Crack Down on Addiction Treatment Centers Filing Bogus Claims
The U.S. Justice Department will crack down on drug addiction treatment centers that have filed bogus insurance claims, Bloomberg reports. The move is part of a major law enforcement action targeting healthcare fraud.
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Amount of Opioids Prescribed Declined from 2010-2015, But Remains High
There was an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States between 2010 and 2015, but the quantity of prescriptions is still extremely high, according to a new government report.
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Medicaid Spending on Opioid Addiction Treatment Has Risen Dramatically: Report
A new report finds spending on Medicaid-covered prescriptions for the treatment of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose increased dramatically between 2011 and 2016, according to NPR. The largest increase occurred after 2014.

“Molly” Sold at Music Festivals Often Contains Other Drugs
People who think they are buying “Molly” at music festivals often end up with pills or powder that contain other drugs, according to a new study.
Sessions Says He Supports Bringing Back D.A.R.E. Anti-Drug Program
Attorney General Jeff Sessions voiced support this week for bringing back the anti-drug program D.A.R.E. The program has been criticized for not providing effective results, the New York Daily News reports.
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