Racial Inequality in Receipt of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on racial disparities in addiction treatment, including the new finding that White patients received medication for opioid use disorder (OUD) up to 80% more frequently than Black patients and up to 25% more frequently than Hispanic patients, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dartmouth College.

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The Knock Out Opioid Abuse Learning Series will explore this topic during tomorrow's webinar: "The Intersection of Race, Culture and the Opioid Crisis". To learn more about this important topic, I encourage you to read the article and register for the webinar.

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