Study: Expanded Access to Treatment in Prisons & Jails Can Greatly Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

In a new study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy on July 22, researchers from the Brown University School of Public Health found that expanding access to all three Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in prisons and jails can reduce overdose deaths by nearly 32% in certain circumstances.

“If all prisons and jails in the U.S. expanded access to MOUD to all persons who are indicated for treatment, overdose mortality in this highly vulnerable population would plummet”, says Alexandria Macmadu, Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology.

Read more on what researchers found: https://www.brown.edu/news/2020-07-22/moud

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