As the overdose crisis rages, access to methadone and buprenorphine remains hindered by bureaucracy and stigma.
Quarantined people have to go out to get their prescriptions and can't get a backup supply.
If New York's Governor Cuomo doesn’t sign these laws, he is literally condemning hundreds of people to die for the sake of insurance-company greed.
Grassroots addiction groups could get tens of millions of dollars and start a long-overdue revolution in the way we care for and treat drug problems in the U.S.
Taking proven medications like buprenorphine and methadone could mean losing their medical licenses.
Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
The barriers insurance companies place in the way of treatment are killing people.
Some advice on how best to support your loved ones.
While most people on daily meds for chronic conditions don’t think twice about traveling, people who take methadone describe the experience as a stressful, tedious slog that takes weeks of preparation.
Although the Affordable Care Act is supposed to guarantee addiction treatment to anyone with insurance, people with opioid addictions still face a dysfunctional system.
“Every dose of buprenorphine consumed is at least a dose of heroin not getting consumed, if not several.”
Addiction doctors are worried about federal retribution against their treatment programs, and they're terrified for their patients, whose lives are at risk from overdose.