Expertise
Misconceptions around Medication-Assisted Treatment: a Pharmacist’s View  |  May 24, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments regarding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) have received significant backlash from the healthcare community, prompting hundreds of healthcare and research professionals to sign a letter urging him to reconsider his statements. Price asserted that MAT involves substituting one addiction for…

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April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  |  April 28, 2017

This coming Saturday, April 29th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, part of the DEA’s National Take-Back Initiative. Take-Back Day is the easiest and safest way to dispose of unused medications. It’s free, anonymous, and available to anyone with access to a drop off location. Take-Back Day collection sites accept prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, pet medications,…

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Naloxone: Awareness, Access, and Stigma  |  April 10, 2017

Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is a drug that temporarily reverses respiratory depression from opioid overdose.  State laws vary, but naloxone is often available without a prescription from a pharmacist and comes as an injectable or nasal spray.  First-responders, including paramedics, police officers, and firefighters, carry naloxone, but the law enforcement and behavioral…

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Let’s Trump Addiction: a Push for Treatment and Support  |  February 28, 2017

Today, a non-partisan group called Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is launching an aggressive social media campaign around the hashtag #LetsTrumpAddiction. The effort intends to draw President Trump’s attention to the urgent national need for an evidence-based treatment system for opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the opioid epidemic takes 91 American…

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Opioid Misuse is a National Concern: axial Visits DC  |  January 27, 2017

Chairman and CEO, John Donahue, represented axialHealthcare on the The Hill in Washington, DC this week at the New Frontier for Mental Health and Addiction. The event, hosted by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), focused on eliminating the existing disparity in care for those suffering from mental health disorders and offered guidance for making safe and…

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Behind the Music with Rascal Flatts  |  November 2, 2016

Last Thursday night, some lucky members of the axialHealthcare team and a few of our valued partners had the opportunity to attend Behind the Music, a benefit concert for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital (MCJCH) at Vanderbilt. Behind the Music is a yearly fundraising event hosted by the award-winning country band, Rascal Flatts. This year’s…

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