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Feb 20, 2014, 12:16 ET

American Society of Addiction Medicine releases standards of care for addiction specialist physicians

 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announces its release of the Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist...

Jun 21, 2013, 08:31 ET

Effective Rx thwarted for deadly opioid epidemic

State governments and insurance companies are increasingly restricting the use of effective, FDA-approved medications that could help reverse the...

Jun 17, 2013, 10:00 ET

Effective Rx thwarted for deadly opiate epidemic

 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will release the most comprehensive report on the effectiveness of medications for opioid...

Jul 30, 2012, 14:00 ET

ASAM opposes state ballot measures to legalize marijuana

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) opposes proposals to legalize marijuana anywhere in the United States, including three state...

Jan 26, 2012, 17:09 ET

ASAM Approves Prescription Drug Policy

Mandatory Prescriber Education for All Classes, All Schedules of Controlled Substances  "Prescription drug diversion and the health...

Mar 23, 2011, 17:19 ET

American Society of Addiction Medicine Rejects Use of 'Medical Marijuana,' Citing Dangers and Failure To Meet Standards of Patient Care

Cannabis Should Be Subjected to the Standards of Federal Regulators Rather than to Voters' Whims at the Ballot Box Citing the dangers of...

Jun 04, 2010, 12:00 ET

Penny S. Mills Named as Executive Vice President of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Seasoned Executive Brings Diverse Leadership Experience to Specialty Society Penny S. Mills, a seasoned executive with extensive association...

May 11, 2010, 16:46 ET

ASAM Applauds ONDCP's 2010 Drug Control Strategy: Supports Increased Focus on Demand Reduction

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Releases 2010 Drug Control Strategy The American Society of Addiction Medicine...

Aug 17, 2009, 17:30 ET

A New Service for Health Care Providers Who Prescribe Methadone to Treat Chronic Pain or Opioid Addiction

A new service for health care providers prescribing methadone to treat chronic pain or opioid addiction -- the Physician Clinical Support System...

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET

ASAM Calls for Care in the Use of, and the Prescribing of, Potentially Addictive Substances

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the Office of the New York City medical examiner issued a statement that "Mr....

Apr 28, 2007, 01:00 ET

ASAM Examines Addiction Treatment Insurance Reform: Will 'Parity' End Discrimination?

MIAMI, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) hosts two events at its annual Medical-Scientific...

Jun 02, 2006, 01:00 ET

New Online Buprenorphine Training Program Announced

CHEVY CHASE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine and Clinical Tools, Inc., recently launched a new...

Nov 01, 2005, 00:00 ET

ASAM Applauds Release of IOM Report; Offers to Help Implement Report Findings

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) today expressed its support for recommendations of the...

May 16, 2001, 01:00 ET

American Society of Addiction Medicine: Prevent Misuse of Pain Medications, But Do Not Withhold Them From Patients Who Need Them

CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recognizes the important role of opioids in the...

Mar 22, 2000, 00:00 ET

A Guideline for Credentialing and Privileging of Clinical Professionals For Care Of Substance-Related Disorders: An ASAM-AMBHA Joint Statement

WASHINGTON and CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's major associations on addiction medicine and on managed behavioral...

Oct 15, 1998, 01:00 ET

ASAM Publishes Textbook On Addiction Medicine

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the nation's #1 health problem, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has...

Oct 14, 1997, 01:00 ET

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 10th National Conference on Nicotine Dependence October 16-19, 1997 Minneapolis, MN

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will hold its 10th National Conference on Nicotine...

Apr 11, 1997, 01:00 ET

ASAM to Honor Those Physicians Passing the Addiction Medicine Certification Examination

CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 7, 1996, ASAM held its most recent Addiction Medicine Certification Examination for...