Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow

Nov 16, 2016 at 04:22 pm by Staff

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015. This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state his.... Read More

Tennessee Celebrates the Power of Rural

Nov 16, 2016 at 04:12 pm by Staff

The Tennessee Department of Health State Office of Rural Health joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and other state and national stakeholders in c.... Read More

Early Study Finds Antibody That 'Neutralizes' Zika Virus

Nov 09, 2016 at 02:52 pm by Staff

Antibody may protect against Zika virus infection: study Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have iso.... Read More

Suicide Watch

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

Working toward an "Audacious" Goal of Zero Deaths Suicides in the United States are on the rise led by middle-aged white males. According to the Centers for Disease Control a.... Read More

Vanderbilt Leading NIH Study of Clinical Trial Inefficiencies

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

Federal Grant Helps Researchers Evaluate the Process For many, there's no question U.S. clinical trials are plagued with inefficiencies, and now Vanderbilt University Medical.... Read More

From Clinical Trial to Commercialization

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

It's a long road with many speed bumps along the way when making the journey from drug development to approval and commercialization, but Nashville-based Cumberland Pharmaceut.... Read More

TriStar, Maury Regional File Behavioral Health CON

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

In October, TriStar Health and Maury Regional Medical Center filed a Certificate of Need application with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency for a freestandi.... Read More

Improving Access to Clinical Trials

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

NCI Rethinks, Retools Data Mechanisms to Reach More Patients Bold goals, like the ones envisioned by the Cancer Moonshot initiative, require new approaches to old problems. Wh.... Read More

Leadership Transition at TDMHSAS

Nov 03, 2016 at 03:07 pm by Staff

Varney Retires, Williams Named Commissioner At the end of September, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner.... Read More

FDA Approves Device for Prevention of Recurrent Stroke in PFO Patients

Oct 31, 2016 at 09:00 am by Staff

On Oct. 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device. The PFO Occluder reduces the risk of a stroke in patients who previously had a st.... Read More