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  • vaccines

Trump’s New Opioid Plan Includes Research for Vaccines

President Trump unveiled a plan to combat the opioid crisis in early March. The plan was criticized for its suggested death penalty to high-level drug dealers and return to heavy-handed law enforcement. One overlooked component of the plan was the allocation of funds for research into opioid vaccines. Vaccines could be a game-changer for millions

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Trump Administration Stalls on Opioid Commission’s Call to Action

The week before last, President Trump promised to unveil a plan to battle the opioid epidemic that’s ravaging Middle America, but as he stood at the podium in Bedminster, New Jersey, last Tuesday, he disappointed treatment advocates and ignored his own commission’s recommendations. At his “major briefing” on the epidemic, Trump explained, “strong law enforcement

  • addiction services at hospital

Addiction Services Vary Greatly Based on Location

Fair Health, a nonprofit that provides research to the health industry and consumers, had released research that shows that medical responses to patients in need of opioid-related treatment services can vary greatly. An analysis of addiction services provided in five states showed a 3,000 percent increase in the volume of insurance claims related to opioid

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