The Feds Are Raiding the Offices of Doctors Who Prescribe Addiction Medication
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.13 Jun 2018
Opioid overdose is now responsible for one in five deaths among young adults—an astonishing proportion, according to new data from the American Medical Association. These losses aren’t inevitable: We actually have two medications, which, if made widely available, could cut opioid-related mortality by 50 percent or more.
Unfortunately, while doctors and activists are fighting to expand access to buprenorphine and methadone to people in need, the Department of Justice (DOJ) seems determined to do the opposite—and is raiding and criminally investigating some of the few physicians who are actually willing to prescribe these drugs.Share this on: