The DOD, DOL, HHS, and DOE Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (PL 115-245) includes appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Defense (DOD), and Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education (ED), and other related agencies. Agencies that were funded, among others, include:
Included in the Act are a number of provisions, including that these funds cannot be used to advocate or promote gun control, for certain research involving human embryos, or for promoting the legalization of come controlled substances. These funds may be transferred from the NIH to be specifically appropriated for opioid addiction, opioid alternatives, pain management, and addiction treatment.
The Washington Post – Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called Wednesday for the expanded use of medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction, saying they could reduce overdoses and deaths.
News-Medical.Net – An ambitious U.S. federally funded study is enrolling at least 1,100 service members and veterans to learn more about mild traumatic brain injury and how it can be best evaluated, and perhaps prevented and treated.
STAT – 'Tis the season for “state of the state” speeches, and governors are using their platforms to take on the opioid crisis, promise improvements in mental health care — and push back against President Trump’s plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
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