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US Study Linking Opioid Overdose Treatment to Crime Asks Wrong Question

Expand A pharmacist fills a Suboxone prescription at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program in Boston, Massachusetts on January 14, 2013. Suboxone is an opiate replacement therapy drug used to help treat opiate cravings and withdrawal. © 2013 Reuters A controversial new study about access to naloxone – a life-saving treatment for opioid overdose – that concludes the treatment fails to reduce deaths or addiction has sparked intense debate by scientists over the report’s methodology and credibility. For public health advocates, it provides an opportunity for a much-needed discussion about…

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