Large Parts of U.S. Can’t Use Methadone Against Opioids

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Despite the nation’s decade-long surge in opioid addiction, large swaths of the U.S. lack specialized opioid treatment centers to dispense methadone, one of three medications available to treat addiction to heroin and prescription pain pills, Stateline reports. The other two medications, buprenorphine (approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002) and Vivitrol (approved . . .

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