APA Sends Letter to House VA Subcommittee on Prescription Medication

Fri October 18, 2013

(Washington, DC) - The APA sent a statement to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs addressing  the need for funding and workforce strength to support comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder treatment in the Veterans‟ Health Administration (VHA). The October 10th hearing highlighted a few issues which the APA has long  advocated: improved prescription drug management programs (PDMPs) at the VHA as well as interoperability with state-run PDMPs, training of medical personnel on options for medically assisting substance use recovery, and the urgent need for non-opioid medications to treat chronic pain.
 
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