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Gabor Maté

Blog Entries by Gabor Maté

Mental Health And Addiction Equity: New Updates, Long Overdue

Posted January 6, 2010 | 13:39:26 (EST)

The new guidelines for the Mental Health Parity Act (MPHA) went into effect on January 1, 2010, arriving not a moment too soon. Federal law now requires that insurers who cover mental health or addiction treatment must do so equally with the coverage they provide for medical and surgical ailments.

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Repealing Federal Strictures Against Needle Exchange Programs: A Much-needed Shot in the Arm

Posted December 21, 2009 | 13:55:43 (EST)

News that Congress is on the verge of repealing federal strictures against needle exchange programs serves -- well, as a much-needed shot in the arm for humane, science-based and sane drug addiction policies. Such a reversal of decades-old prejudice will also save thousands of lives. As Bill Piper, director of...

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