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- Volume 5, Issue 27, March 23, 2016 – President to speak at Summit; Monday’s opening session to include panel discussion; A Q&A with Congressman Hal Rogers; 1. FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death; new safety warnings required; 2. Breaking Point: Heroin In America; 3. Overprescribing of opioids to pediatric patients leads to abuse.
- Volume 5, Issue 26, March 17, 2016 – Snap, Post and Share your 6-word story at CDC/ARC booth; Thought-Leader Roundtables round out summit agenda; 1. Reducing the risks of relief – The CDC opioid-prescribing guideline (Read Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain); 2. Film examines problem of drug-dependent babies; 3. States move to control how painkillers are prescribed; 4. A small town wonders what to do when heroin is ‘everywhere’.
- Volume 5, Issue 25, March 10, 2016 – Drs. Frieden, Volkow again highlight Wednesday morning; 1. Heroin epidemic increasingly seeps into public view; 2. NIH says cannabis use disorder affects nearly 6 million people; 3. Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others; 4. CDC Releases Prevention Status Reports.
- Volume 5, Issue 24, March 3, 2016 – Dr. Robert Califf, new FDA Commissioner, to speak at Summit; 1. New FDA chief cites promise of harder-to-use pain drugs; 2. ‘Chasing Heroin’ – Inside an epidemic; 3. Commentary: Physicians must turn the tide of the opioid epidemic; 4. DEA announces 11th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
- Volume 5, Issue 23, February 25, 2016 – Last chance for registration discount for Summit; Federal officials to open Summit Tuesday morning; 1. Governors devise bipartisan effort to reduce opioid abuse; 2. Shortage of addiction counselors further strained by opioid epidemic; 3. Drug addiction program keeps mom, kids together; 4. Agriculture Secretary has experienced addiction within his family.
- Volume 5, Issue 22, February 18, 2016 – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to kick-off 2016 Summit; Federal Track breakout sessions announced; 1. MA dental schools to introduce training on opioid abuse; 2. Two more state laws banning OTC cough medicine sales take effect; 3. White House pushes back against Super Bowl ad; 4. Commentary: Workers’ Comp is leading the way on opioids.
- Volume 5, Issue 21, February 11, 2016 – Column: Things you need to know about marijuana; 1. Georgia hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in Rx drug bust; 2. Doctor gets 30 years to life for murders in Los Angeles case tied to patients’ overdoses; 3. Overdose reversal drug now available to every U.S. high school; 4. Abrupt dip in hydrocodone prescriptions found after rescheduling.
- Volume 5, Issue 20, February 4, 2016 – PDMP breakout sessions announced; 1. White House proposes new funding for heroin, Rx opioid abuse; 2. ‘Chasing the Dragon’: FBI film aims to reach kids before addiction does; 3. How drug warnings slipped by in the ‘Dr. Death’ case; 4. College marijuana use linked with skipped classes, lower grades and late graduation.
- Volume 5, Issue 19, January 28, 2016 – Heroin breakout sessions announced; SAM Summit preliminary agenda announced; 1. Massachusetts chief’s tack on drug war: Steer addicts to rehab, not jail; 2. NYU study finds three-quarters of high school heroin users started with prescription opioids; 3. Painkillers lead to addiction for local teen athletes; 4. Doctor, pharmacist among dozens charged in Texas-Louisiana pill mill operation that used homeless as runners.
- Volume 5, Issue 18, January 21, 2016 – Prevention breakout sessions announced; 1. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to lead effort to address drug struggles in rural areas; 2. Study: Future lawyers are hiding depression, drug and alcohol use; 3. Drug overdoses propel rise in mortality rates among young whites; 4. Opinion: My employers helped me beat addiction in the workplace.
- Volume 5, Issue 17, January 14, 2016 – Clinical breakout sessions announced; 1. Anatomy of Addiction: How heroin and opioids hijack the brain; 2. Drug distributors under fire in West Virginia painkiller epidemic; 3. Opioid abuse leading to more children sent into foster care; 4. National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.
- Volume 5, Issue 16, January 7, 2016 – Third-Party Payers breakout track announced; Newsletter format changed to be more mobile-friendly; 1. Most who OD on opioids are able to get new prescriptions; Florida pill mill crackdown also may have curbed heroin deaths, researchers find; 3. New California database to help doctors spot Rx drug abuse; 4. Newborns are the most vulnerable victims of opioid epidemic.
- Volume 5, Issue 15, December 21, 2015 – Treatment breakout track announced; 1. Drug overdose deaths reach all-time high; 2. CDC releases draft opioid guidelines for doctors, comment period open; 3. New study shows as many as 80% of employers face Rx drug abuse by workers; 4. ONDCP Director wants to refocus drug policy.
- Volume 5, Issue 14, December 10, 2015 – Advocacy breakout track announced; 1. Silent epidemic: Seniors and addiction; 2. Authorities turn to Vivitrol to cut rates of addiction, incarceration; 3. Dangerous pesticides being found in Colorado weed; 4. Mothers with opioid dependency have unmet needs.
- Volume 5, Issue 13, December 3, 2015 – Law Enforcement breakout track announced; 1. Youth drug overdose deaths up in 35 states over a decade; 2. American Medical Association seeks ban on drug advertising to consumers; 3. MD task force releases final recommendations on heroin, opioids; 4. FDA approves Narcan nasal spray to treat opioid overdose.
- Volume 5, Issue 12, November 23, 2015 – Pharmacy Track breakout sessions announced; Best Summit rates available through November 30; 1. Johns Hopkins report urges reforms for opioid prescribers and dispensers; 2. Legislation addressing prenatal opioid abuse approved, goes to president for signature; 3. Pittsburgh to pilot new DEA program seeking help from pharmacists to curb Rx drug abuse; 4. Study: Letting your teen party at home could lead to addiction.
- Volume 5, Issue 11, November 12, 2015 – Register by November 30 to receive best discount on rates to attend Summit; 1. Drug overdose deaths leading cause of injury deaths in U.S.; 2. New system to make it easier to spot addiction; 3. Christie’s moving story of a friend’s addiction and death goes viral; 4. Taking the LEAD: Why a police program wants to keep drug offenders out of jail.
- Volume 5, Issue 10, November 5, 2015 – Promote your product or service in Expo Hall; 1. Deaths rising for middle-aged white Americans, study finds; 2. Heroin in the Heartland; 3. Lack of education given on opioid abuse, surveyed physicians report; 4. Massachusetts governor calls for tougher laws to combat addiction.
- Volume 5, Issue 9, October 27, 2015 – Summit changes name to reflect growing heroin epidemic across United States; Three days left to save $300 on registration; 1. Teens prescribed opioids more likely to abuse drugs as adults, U-M study shows; 2. White House announces new steps to address heroin, Rx abuse; 3. Seven ways pharmacists will participate in White House campaign against drug abuse; 4. Battle against opioid addiction going beyond law enforcement.
- Volume 5, Issue 8, October 22, 2015 – Save $300 off Rx Summit rates through Oct. 31; SAM Education Summit registration available; 1. The CDC’s promising plan to curb America’s opioid dependence; 2. Despite growing rates of opioid addiction, treatment rates remain the same; 3. Michigan organization having an impact on proper collection, disposal of Rx waste; 4. Survey: Many doctors misunderstand key facets of opioid abuse.
- Volume 5, Issue 7, October 15, 2015 – Check out Summit’s earliest sponsors, exhibitors; 1. DEA effort to curb painkiller abuse falls short at pharmacies; 2. AMA seeks to increase access to naloxone; 3. Breaking down the stigma of mental illness and addiction; 4. U.S. Attorney General sees doctors as partners in addiction fight.
- Volume 5, Issue 6, October 8, 2015 – Take advantage of exclusive sponsorships; 1. CDC: Opioids not ‘preferred’ treatment for chronic pain; 2. Commercialization of legal pot leads to an ‘epidemic’ for Colorado kids, group claims; 3. FDA approves 5th opioid with abuse-deterrent labeling; 4. Opioid agreement ethics challenged.
- Volume 5, Issue 5, October 1, 2015 – Take advantage of exclusive sponsorships; 1. Hospital to pay $2.3 million to resolved drug diversion allegations; 2. National Substance Abuse Month: Unleashing the collective power of communities; 3. CVS to sell overdose reversal drug without prescription in 22 states; 4. Dental work helps woman smile about progress in battle with drug addiction.
- Volume 5, Issue 4, September 24, 2015 – Six days remain to receive lowest price for 5th annual Rx Summit; 1. HHS unveils new rules for doctors treating opiate drug abuse; 2. New report examines opioid abuse in the construction industry; 3. Chief calls out CEOs of Big Pharma; 4. Massachusetts hospitals battling post-op pain without using opioids.
- Volume 5, Issue 3, September 17, 2015 – Presentation proposals under review; Register by September 30 for greatest discounts; 1. Judge rejects drug firms’ request to dismiss West Virginia ‘pill mill’ lawsuit; 2. In ‘hidden epidemic,’ senior citizens getting hooked on painkillers; 3. Should California doctors be required to use drug monitoring database?; 4. NH drug problem so dire, candidates stumping in state forced to address issue.
- Volume 5, Issue 2, September 9, 2015 – Presentation proposal deadline is September 11; Register by September 30 for greatest discounts; 1. Pharmacy robberies soar, CVS makes move to curb them; 2. Study: 1 in 17 college students report smoking marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis; 3. ‘Heroin in the Heartland’; 4. Young hands in Mexico feed growing U.S. demand for heroin; 5. Opinion: Serving all your heroin needs.
- Volume 5, Issue 1, August 27, 2015 – Save $400 by registering before September 30; Presentation proposals due by September 11; SAM again partnering with Rx Summit for conference; 1. CDC webinar seeks input on draft opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain; 2. Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse; 3. At Clinton event, an emotional conversation on substance use.