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Cost May Not Keep People From Filling Opioid Addiction Treatment Prescriptions

July 19, 2024

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Opioid addiction medication can be costly, but new research from Michigan Medicine found that despite increased costs, patients almost always fill these prescriptions — even if they have to pay more out of their own pocket. Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the U-M Opioid Research Institute and assistant professor in the U-M Medical School and School of Public Health, explores the key findings, suggesting that other barriers to dispensation be addressed to expand treatment.

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