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The U.S. House of Representatives Must Rise to the Moment: Cutting Methadone’s Red Tape Means Saving


Download ASAM Op-ed | Malik Burnett, MD, Cara Poland, MD, Carlos Tirado, MD, Lucinda Grande, MD, and Margaret Jarvis, MD


From the halls of Congress to the clinics where we practice addiction medicine in Maryland, Michigan, Texas, Washington State, and Pennsylvania, fentanyl and other drugs dominate the discussion. Approximately 110,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdose last year, with the impact of that grief reverberating throughout the country. Tough choices in this complex public health crisis require innovative approaches to helping people stay alive, seek treatment, and find recovery.


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