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Senate bill seeks to increase number of opioid treatment professionals

By Dave Kovaleski, March 13, 2018

[Life Science Daily]


New legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to bolster the number of health professionals to fight the opioid epidemic.


The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act — sponsored by Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) — would address the current shortage of professionals to provide opioid treatment and recovery services in communities across the United States.


To do this, the bill would incentivize students to pursue substance use disorder work by providing them with student loan relief up to $250,000 if they work for six years in areas with high overdose rates or a shortage of treatment providers.


“As our communities continue to combat the opioid epidemic, we need more trained substance use and addiction professionals to provide treatment and recovery services,” Donnelly said. “This legislation would provide much-need incentives to... [ CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ]


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[CURATED CONTENT: Written by Dave Kovaleski, Published on March 13, 2018 by Life Science Daily - (lifesciencedaily.com).]




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