Panel of Experts Agree that Majority of HHS Budget for Drug Overdose Epidemic Should Be Spent on Treatment
A panel of experts, including a police chief, a governor, and a sociologist, met to discuss how the Department of Health and Human Services should allocate its $100 billion in funding to address the drug overdose epidemic. In aggregate, they said 47 percent should be allocated to treatment, 27 percent to reduce demand, 15 percent for harm reduction, and 11 percent to reduce supply. For those who emphasized treatment, expanding access to medication-assisted treatment was a top priority. Read more here.