Prescriptions for opioid use disorder treatment, opioid pain relievers after ACA Medicaid expansion

by on August 18, 2018

(JAMA Network) Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an overall increase   in people filling prescriptions for buprenorphine with naloxone, which is a treatment for opioid use disorder, as well as an increase in people filling prescriptions for opioid pain relievers (OPRs) paid for by Medicaid in a data analysis from five states. (Source: EurekAlert! – Medicine and Health)

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