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  • PursueCare joins 100+ organizations to call on Congress to pass the MAT Act.

    Statement of Nicholas Mercadante, Esq., CEO & Founder, PursueCare Middletown, CT On Friday, May 13, PursueCare joined more than 100 organizations to issue a coalition letter urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act. If passed, the MAT Act would remove federal... (read more)

  • 336 Stakeholders Seek Leadership from Congress to Create Permanent Comprehensive Telehealth Reform

    JANUARY 31, 2022PRESS RELEASESSOURCE: ATA WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 31, 2022 – Today, 336 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging their leadership in facilitating a pathway to comprehensive permanent telehealth reform that would provide certainty to patients and our nation’s healthcare providers while providing sufficient... (read more)

  • Addiction Medication and the DEA

    By Nick Mercadante, JD.CEO & Founder, PursueCareNovember 9, 2021 The DEA takes an aggressive stance towards pharmacies that dispense medications used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorder. This is incredibly short-sighted and does not have positive results for either pharmacies or people living... (read more)

  • Overdoses Tripled in New Jersey Despite Limits on Rx Opioids

    Overdoses Tripled in New Jersey Despite Limits on Rx Opioids By Pat Anson, PNN Editor September 3, 2021 In 2017, New Jersey became one of the first states in the country to impose a hard limit on initial opioid prescriptions, with patients allowed only a... (read more)

  • What You Need to Know About Drug Addiction and the Latinx Community

    By  Erica NahmadAugust 31, 2020 August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of overdose and reducing the stigma of a drug-related death globally. Sadly, for many people, the day is about more than just awareness. For the tens of... (read more)

  • PursueCare Has a New App!

    The PursueCare App has a new look. The new and redesigned version of our mobile app offers patients a more personalized and engaging experience while continuing to provide quality telehealth treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and other behavioral health conditions. “Our top priority will... (read more)

  • 430 Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’

    Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology Association, eHealth Initiative,... (read more)

  • People at PursueCare – Stephanie Alcena, Care Coordinator

    How did you get started in healthcare? Tell us a bit of your story. I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. My passion has always been to help people, and what better way to do that than to have... (read more)

  • Removing Stigmas Around Addiction

    SUD: Can Digital Health Solutions Remove Stigmas Around Addiction? by Nicholas Mercadante, CEO & Co-Founder PursueCare   We can safely take for granted that a doctor treating your back pain isn’t going to determine the course of care based on whether she thinks you’ll fully commit... (read more)

  • Study Identifies Who Is Most at-Risk For Opioid Abuse

    Study Identifies Who Is Most at-Risk For Opioid Abuse Sofia Quaglia Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Key Takeaways Although the opioid epidemic is nationwide, researchers have identified 25 hot spots throughout the country that are disproportionately affected. White males in their late 20s and early... (read more)

  • What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

    Okay, so you’ve heard the term Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), before and you have no clue what it means. Good news, you’ve come to the right place – many of our patients and/or their family members come to us with the same question. It is important... (read more)

  • 120 Organizations Implore Congress to Take Action Against the U.S. Opioid Crisis by Passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act

    For Immediate Release May 12, 2021 120 Organizations Implore Congress to Take Action Against the U.S. Opioid Crisis by Passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act Leading healthcare professionals and organizations representing millions of people ask Congress to pass the MAT Act to increase access to... (read more)