Excerpt: “This dashboard was intended to be an easily accessible electronic hub for the public, providing links to information on programs within HHS related to the reduction of opioid and other substance use disorders, along with access to the publicly available data from HHS agencies and other relevant entities such as medical experts, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement, and research institutions. The dashboard also was supposed to provide data on substance use disorder prevention and treatment strategies in different regions of and populations in the United States, identify information on alternatives to controlled substances for pain management, and identify guidelines and best practices for health care providers regarding treatment of substance use disorders.”
“The opioid crisis is devastating our country, undermining our social structures, and eroding our economic productivity. The information dashboard authorized in section 7021 of the SUPPORT Act is a much-needed tool for the patients and families we represent, and it will help further turn the tide in our fight against this crisis.”
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