The Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine Participated in the Tennessee Medical Association Day on the Hill Event
Nashville, TN -March 7, 2023
The Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine (TNSAM) proudly took part in TMA’s prestigious annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of addiction medicine. This highly...
February 27, 2023
The Honorable Clay Doggett
House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice
1st Floor, State Capitol
600 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37243
Re: TNSAM’s Support for HB309/SB1072
Dear Chair Doggett,
On behalf of the Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine (TNSAM), the medical specialty society representing physicians and clinicians in Tennessee who specialize in the...
DEA extends many telemedicine flexibilities adopted during the COVID-19 PHE with appropriate safeguards
WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced proposed permanent rules for the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine, expanding patient access to critical therapies beyond the scheduled end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The...
Dear DEA Registrant:
On December 29, 2022, with the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the Act), Congress eliminated the “DATA-Waiver Program.”
DEA fully supports this significant policy reform. At this moment, when the United States is suffering tens of thousands of opioid-related drug poisoning deaths every year, the DEA’s top priority is doing everything in...
January 20, 2023: Approaches for Harm Reduction in the State of Tennessee
TOXICOLOGY QUESTION OF THE WEEK
JANUARY 20, 2023
APPROACHES FOR HARM REDUCTION IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
As promised, the following are the thoughts/proposals of Dr. Reid Finlayson.
I support harm reduction but propose that reorganization to improve evaluation and evidence-based medical treatment will resolve...
By Travis Loller
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee correctional officer will receive $160,000 in back pay and damages after he was forced to resign for taking Suboxone to treat his opioid use disorder, if a judge approves a landmark consent decree filed in federal court in Nashville on Wednesday.
It is the first time the U.S. Department of Justice has used the Americans with...
As Tennessee continues to look for options to expand access to opioid treatment services, a new Tennessee law expands the types of providers who may prescribe medication-assisted treatment and imposes certain financial obligations on all providers who prescribe buprenorphine.
Under Tennessee HB1980, certain non-physician practitioners – such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician...
A July law could lock up new mothers who are on drugs, a move that some say will inflict even more harm
September 30, 2014 5:00AM ET
by Lindsay Beyerstein@Beyerstein
Excerpt: In theory, a woman who gives birth to a sick baby could avoid the misdemeanor-assault charge that SB1391 carries by successfully completing a court-approved drug-rehab program. But for a number of reasons, including...
In response to current legislative concerns:
We have fended off a number of legislative issues and regulatory challenges in Tennessee over the last few years. Some brief background: 1) Tennessee physicians lead the nation in prescribing opiates, 143 prescriptions each year per 100 persons (compared with 60 in NY) despite TnSAM sponsoring REMS courses and other CME. 2) Tennessee has...