Federal Government Set To Crack Down On Drug Courts That Fail Addicts

Submission Date: February 5, 2015
Attributing Author: Ryan Grim, Jason Cherkis
Source: The Huffington Post

Michael Boticelli

Drug courts that receive federal dollars will no longer be allowed to ban the kinds of medication-assisted treatments that doctors and scientists view as the most effective care for opioid addicts,.

WASHINGTON — The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, said Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Thursday.

Drug courts that receive federal dollars will no longer be allowed to ban the kinds of medication-assisted treatments that doctors and scientists view as the most effective care for opioid addicts, Botticelli announced in a conference call with reporters.

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