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Methadone Should Get a Home in Primary Care

(Boston) -Physicians and public health officials are calling on Congress to update the laws that regulate methadone prescribing to help reduce barriers to a treatment proven to be effective for opioid use disorder. According to a newly published New England Journal of Medicine Perspective, allowing methadone to be prescribed and dispensed in primary care practices would increase access and get the medicine into the hands of an at-risk patient population.