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Wisconsin looks to increase access to medication-assisted treatment

The Department of Health Services is looking at ways to make buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, more available to Medicaid members and in the emergency room, a state official said at a Wisconsin Health News panel Tuesday.
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Providers promote alternative approaches to addressing opioid epidemic

Chiropractors, physical therapists and acupuncturists said last week that sending more patients their way could help address the opioid epidemic. But a new report from the Department of Health Services recommends against taking extra steps to promote their use.
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