HealthStream Preps the Workforce to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Nov 22, 2021 at 02:35 pm by Staff

With the world's attention understandably focused on a global pandemic, the deadly opioid epidemic has been bumped from the headlines over the past two years. Yet, it's front-.... Read More

The Faces of Opioid Addiction

Sep 09, 2019 at 06:42 pm by Staff

TDH Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness, Create Change In mid-July, the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new awareness campaign that underscores the toll of the opi.... Read More

Dr. Patrice Harris: First African American Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Medical Organization

Sep 09, 2019 at 06:33 pm by Staff

When Patrice Harris, MD, MA, was growing up in rural West Virginia, she wanted to be a pediatrician. But there was no role model in her family who had been to medical school ..... Read More

A Call for Change

Nov 15, 2018 at 02:51 pm by Staff

Tennessee's High Infant & Maternal Mortality Rates America's Health Rankings recently released sobering statistics on rising infant and maternal death rates, and state of.... Read More

News of Note in Addiction

Oct 05, 2018 at 03:50 pm by Staff

Rx Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to Overdose Deaths in State Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual.... Read More

Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

Oct 05, 2018 at 03:09 pm by Staff

Physicians and other healthcare professionals from across the state met in Nashville Sept. 14 and 15 for the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit. The conference f.... Read More

Behavioral Health Rounds

Jul 10, 2018 at 03:36 pm by Staff

TSPN Responds to CDC Suicide Trends Report In response to the recent release of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on trends in state suicide rates, th.... Read More

New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

May 09, 2018 at 05:33 pm by Staff

As the 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee State Legislature drew to a close at the end of April, new legislation (SB 2257 / HB 1831) was approved to address a significant.... Read More

ASAM and the AMA Announce Innovative Payment Model to Improve Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Apr 17, 2018 at 06:18 pm by Staff

Washington, D.C. - The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) jointly announced today the release of a concept paper detailin.... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller

Feb 16, 2018 at 12:02 am by Staff

WASHINGTON, February 8 -- Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and HELP committee members Todd Young (R-Ind.), a.... Read More