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Medicine’s Ryan Marino weighs in on the White House’s plan to mitigate opioid overdoses

Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, gave his perspective on the Biden administration’s plan to reduce drug overdoses in an opinion piece published by Healio

Marino acknowledged the White House’s current plans to expand access to recovery resources, but pointed out the unaffordable price of the naloxone and federally restricted access to medications for opioid use as major obstacles. He also suggested that reduced criminalization of opioid use could be beneficial in improving access to medical care for those struggling with opioid use disorder.  

Read Marino’s perspective.