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Fri., Sep. 14, 2018 4:15pm EDT ·

Opioid use disorder cases triple government's early estimates

Up to 6 million Americans could have opioid use disorder, which is nearly triple the government's estimate of 2.1 million, according to new research from McKinsey and Co. The report found undiagnosed opioid use disorder in 82 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries in Massachusetts who received high-dosage treatments of opioids. 

Publication date: 
Wed., Sep. 19, 2018 4:15pm EDT ·

Trump admin awards over $1 billion in grants to fight opioid epidemic

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $1 billion in grants for states, communities and organizations working to address the opioid crisis, of which $930 million will be directed toward expansion of recovery and prevention services. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement that addressing the crisis with "all the resources possible" is a high priority for the Trump administration.