Suboxone and Our Fragmented Healthcare System

Suboxone is a drug that is used for treating addiction, specifically opioid use disorder. The drug is prescribed by doctors both inside addiction treatment facilities and outside at primary care offices. In recent years, in the wake of the American opioid addiction epidemic, there have been concerns about the number of doctors prescribing the drug....
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80 Percent of Opioid Addicts Don’t Receive Treatment

With what appears to be ever increasing rates of opioid addiction, it would seem like more and more people would be going to treatment – that may not be the case. While it is a fact that substance use disorder treatment centers across the country have become bogged down with people in need of treatment...
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HHS Will Rewrite Buprenorphine Rules

A shift in policy could mean increased access to buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist drug used to treat opioid addiction. On Thursday, the Obama administration announced that the Health and Human Services (HHS) agency would rewrite regulations that have been preventing opioid addicts from getting the drug, The Huffington Post reports. The announcement was made...
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State Of The State: Vermont One Year Later

A look in the rear view mirror… If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you may remember it was a year ago this week that we introduced you to Governor Peter Shumlin who used his entire 2014 State of the State address to speak to Vermont citizens about the heroin epidemic. Governor Shumlin’s remarks...
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