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US needs $1.1bn to treat opioid addiction

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i694 (Published 05 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i694
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1bn (£0.8bn; €1bn) in new funding to increase access to treatment for misuse of heroin and prescribed opioids, the White House said on 2 February.

Since the late 1990s, the US has seen the number of deaths related to prescription opioids and heroin use soar, reaching …

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