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The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act - What Will It Mean for the Opioid-Overdose Crisis?

Monday, January 21, 2019  
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The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act - What Will It Mean for the Opioid-Overdose Crisis?

In October 2018, against the backdrop of the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Among its most important provisions were those intended to increase access to evidence-based treatment and follow-up care, particularly for pregnant women, children, people in rural areas, and people in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. In this article published in the January issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Corey Davis, Deputy Director of the Network’s Southeastern Region Office, discusses the law and whether it has the potential to impact the ever-growing crisis. 

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