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Opioid Addiction: Laws, Regulations, and Other Factors Can Affect Medication-Assisted Treatment Access

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Examines current federal laws and regulations related to the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid dependency, and discusses how these laws affect access to treatment, including in rural areas. Also explores other factors that affect access to treatment such as cost, insurance coverage, practitioner availability, and perceived value. Provides detailed descriptions about the uses and concerns of the three medications currently approved by the FDA for use in opioid MAT - methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
Date
09/2016
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Access · Illicit drug use · Legislation and regulations · Prescription drug misuse