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  • Addiction specialists blast Price comment on opioids

    Politico - 05/11/2017

    Addiction specialists and public health officials on Thursday chided Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for belittling the use of medications considered the standard of care for the treatment of opioid addiction.

    Methadone users have faced stigma for decades, and Price’s statement “goes against decades of evidence that has been extremely difficult to translate into policy,” said Northeastern University health law professor Leo Beletsky. Obamacare made maintenance therapy an essential health benefit, but only 10 percent of those who need it get it, he said.

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