“This year has been difficult for many people, due to disasters both natural and unnatural. As in any year, good things also happened. Since my blog concentrates on opioid use disorder and its treatment with medication, this entry will focus on the positive events in my field. I’ll save the more negative events for another blog, when I’m feeling grumpy, for those days will surely come.
This last year, the problem of opioid use disorder is got essential attention from governmental agencies, the press, and the public in general. For too long, no one was talking or caring about this issue. Now, this widespread medical problem is getting the kind of attention that leads to change: financial attention.
Big Money For Treatment
The CURES grant money, approved by legislation in late 2016, made almost a billion dollars available to help treat opioid use disorder. That money was released starting in early 2017, and has helped many patients.
Source: JanaBurson.WordPress.com – January 1, 2019