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White House Takes Steps to Address Opioid Crisis

The White House announced a packet of initiatives on Tuesday, March 29th designed to address the high rates of opioid addiction and opioid overdose deaths in the United States and to expand access to addiction treatment services. One of the major aspects of this effort is the expansion of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Approximately 30,000 physicians nationwide are currently authorized to treat patients with buprenorphine, which is used in conjunction with behavioral treatment to manage recovery and ease withdrawal. Physicians are limited to treating 100 patients with the drug at any given time, but the White House is ...

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