U.S. OK’s More Anti-Opioid Drug As Congress Considers Bill

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More Americans will have access to a drug that could help treat their opioid addiction, Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, announced yesterday as she pushed for Congress to approve $1.1 billion targeted at the opioid epidemic, reports McClatchy Newspapers.

The drug, called buprenorphine, is one of three medications _ the others are naltrexone and methadone _ that the FDA has approved . . .

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