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September 3, 2021

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 5-day supply of opioid pain […]
August 31, 2021

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

What You Need to Know About Drug Addiction and the Latinx Community By  Erica Nahmad August 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 […]
August 3, 2021

PursueCare Has a New App!

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 […]
July 26, 2021

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, HIMSS, Health Innovation Alliance, Partnership […]
July 2, 2021

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 a career in healthcare. When […]
June 30, 2021

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 to getting better. She isn’t […]
June 17, 2021

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 30s are the most affected […]
May 31, 2021

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 to keep in mind that […]
May 12, 2021

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 lifesaving medication.  May 12, 2021 […]
April 30, 2021

People at PursueCare – Regina Kowal, Clinical Director of Addiction Medicine

When I found out about PursueCare and read about the organization, I appreciated the outreach and access that the company provides – it is unlike any other program I have known. I was very happy to start at PursueCare in 2020 and am now the Clinical Director of Addiction Medicine. […]
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