New approaches might help ERs be successful in treating people struggling with drug addiction

Published August 21, 2021


NPR included Joshua Lynch in a story on innovative treatment programs that have been developed in some of the nation’s Emergency Departments in order to meet the growing opioid addiction crisis, which has worsened during the pandemic. The story discusses New York MATTERS, the program launched by Lynch which gives patients access to buprenorphine and quickly links them to addiction clinics to continue treatment. It also provides pharmacy vouchers that cover 14 days of medication and Uber vouchers to cover transportation to the clinic through an electronic referral system.




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