Opioids hit the workplace and impact earnings

June 11, 2018

Sameer Rathod of Macquarie discusses how opioids are having a noticeable impact on the labor market and affecting company earnings.

Scott urges Congress to expand opioid addiction treatment under Medicare

February 06, 2018

WASHINGTON — Gov. Phil Scott and members of his administration encouraged lawmakers in Congress Tuesday to consider expanding Medicare to cover opioid addiction services.

Scott and Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille appeared before a subcommittee of House Ways and Means to testify on Vermont’s experience combating the opioid crisis.

How to help employers address opioid addiction in the workplace

January 16, 2018

The numbers around the opioid epidemic are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled since 1999. The use and abuse of opioids is rapidly escalating — so much so, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services declared it a public health emergency in October.

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What Is CBD Oil and Will It Cause a Positive Drug Test?

One of the most common things that people are concerned about when it comes to taking CBD oil is whether or not it will show up on a drug test.

No one likes being made to take a drug test, but the whole thing is a lot more terrifying if you have recently taken CBD oil and don’t know what will happen to you.

So, will CBD oil cause a positive drug test?

Published on : November 30, 2020 

Published by : Blaine Howerton

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The pandemic's impact on substance abuse

We know that COVID-19 can be deadly, but the shutdown that aimed to prevent disease spread, triggered another killer, substance abuse.  

The CDC says more people died of overdoses in the 12 months ending in May 2020, than in any prior 12-month period.

Written By Benita Zahn
May 18, 2021 12:02 PM

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“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

The government eased access to drug addiction treatment during the pandemic. Now that could go away.

By German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com  Dec 1, 2020, 11:00am EST