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Affordable Care Act

Medicaid Loophole Restricts Critical Coverage for Many Addicts

By Paul Gaita

The states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are scrambling to provide treatment for addicts. MORE  

Aren't All Lives Worth Saving?

By Dean Dauphinais

Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States annually than motor vehicle crashes. MORE  

Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs

By Paul Gaita

Because of a decades-old policy that limits the number of beds per facility, patients are being turned away from rehab centers despite qualifying for treatment under the ACA. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

President Obama eliminates drug treatment from ACA, crystal meth smuggled in teddy bears, teens now smoking coffee, and woman poisons husband with antifreeze. MORE  

ACA May Cause Washington Recovery Programs to Shutter

By Paul Gaita

Many not-for-profit agencies may be forced to cut back, sell assets, or even close altogether now that federal funding has assumed control of their budgets. MORE  

Glaxo Announces Plan to Stop Paying Doctors to Push Drugs

By Allison McCabe

The drug giant has paid $3 billion in fines and also faces bribery charges in China, but company execs deny this has anything to do with making the modest change. MORE  

Inside the Addiction Drug Pipeline

By Raphael Rosen

Over the next decade, new treatments are likely to include "cocktails" of two or three old drugs and possibly a treatment vaccine. Why is the drug pipeline for this major public health problem stuck at a trickle?  MORE  

Online Addiction Therapy Can Go Viral

By Stanton Peele

At a time when diagnoses are set to increase, I'm working to establish online treatment. Some doubt the value of Internet programs, but their reach is unparalleled and evidence suggests they can work. MORE  

Will Insured Addicts Overwhelm the System?

By Chrisanne Grise

Millions of addicts will soon become eligible for health insurance, but the system may not be able to treat them all. MORE  

"Obama-care" Exposes Big Pharma's Dollars to Doctors

By Walter Armstrong

Obama'a new healthcare bill casts new light on a shadowy subject: Big Pharma's longtime practice of paying millions in bribes to physicians.  MORE  

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