A bill that would allow the Utah Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to work with prisons in order to continue medication assisted treatment (MAT) for incarcerated individuals who had been receiving MAT prior to incarceration passed its third reading in the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 212 is sponsored … Read more

According to Arizona Public Health Association (AzPHA) Executive Director Will Humble, tackling the fentanyl overdose epidemic in the state comes down to Narcan distribution, preventative measures like fentanyl test strips, and making medication-assisted treatment more accessible.      AzPHA notes that while overdose deaths from opioids like heroin and morphine have generally been decreasing since … Read more