HHS Announces New Actions to Combat Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced July 6, 2016 several new actions the department is taking to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The actions include expanding access to buprenorphine, a medication to treat opioid use disorder, a proposal to eliminate any potential financial incentive for doctors to prescribe opioids based [...]