Opioid-Addiction Treatment Is Limited by Shortage of Authorized Doctors

Few physicians in the U.S. have taken the training needed to prescribe medication for opioid addiction. Advocates are seeking to change that.

2020欧洲杯APPFor most of their medical care, 169,000 residents of Kenosha County, Wis., don’t have to go far. There are three hospitals and more than 75 primary-care physicians practicing in the county, which fronts Lake Michigan in the southeastern corner of the state midway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Until recently, however, there was one type of care none of these doctors and hospitals would provide: medication for an opiate addiction.

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