“If Lawmakers Really Want to Follow the Science They Will Repeal Codified Opioid Guidelines”

Jeffrey A. Singer’s article, published by CATO Institute, reveals recent evidence of the reluctance of lawmakers to adhere to the science behind medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) across the country, correlating to rises in overdose death rates. This article is a critique on codified barriers implemented by policymakers, from restrictions in dosing within Medicare and Medicaid to the perpetuation of stigma that coincides with substance use disorders as a byproduct of refuting science. Singer’s critique is exposing a need for policymakers to face the facts, trust the science, and advocate for our communities.

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