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Food and Drug Administration

We need more doctors who treat addictions

We need more doctors who treat addictions

Opioid overdoses continue to tear apart families and overwhelm the country, yet one of the most effective treatments remains out of reach for many. Most doctors aren’t qualified to prescribe FDA-approved drugs used to help ween people off of opioids, despite studies showing such medication-assisted treatment, when combined with counseling and therapy, is highly successful. That means those looking to break their addiction using these medications have to seek out the handful of specialists who provide it.

It is not hard for physicians to get qualified to properly prescribe buprenorphine and other approved drugs that help people get off opioids without...