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Research shows that addiction is a chronic disease similar to diabetes and hypertension, with long-term treatment success equal to or better than those diseases.

"No state legislature would put a time limit on medications for any other chronic disease, such as diabetes or hypertension," said ASAM President Stuart Gitlow, MD. "Yet there is a patchwork of such policies across the country on addiction medications."

"N.J.'s Pallone proposes restrictions to thwart prescription drug abuse through Medicare," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8, 2013.

"Heroin use, deaths spike in New Hampshire," New Hampshire Union Leader, May 19, 2013.

NIH Looks to Drug Reformulation, Social Media to Combat Opioid Abuse and Misuse," RegulatoryFocus, May 16, 2013.

"Treating addiction as an ailment not a crime," The Recorder, May 15, 2013

"Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Outpatient Opioid Treatment Centers Offer New Medication Option for Patients," The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2013.

"FDA Asks For Additional Data on Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction," Join Together, May 3, 2013.

"Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy," The New York Times, April 29, 2013.

"Maryland families to get new tool in fight against drug overdoses," The BaltimoreSun, April 26, 2013.

"Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey," US News and World report, April 23, 2013.

"Editorial: Treatment over jail for drug use," The Denver Post, April 22, 2013.

"Drug court helps addicts break the cycle," Galesburg Register-Mail, April 7, 2013. 

"Schumer pushes tough new rules on prescription drugs," New York News Day,  April 3, 2013.
"We can stop this epidemic,' CDC boss says at Rx-drug abuse summit in Orlando," The Orlando Sentinel, April 2, 2013.
"New law to fight against prescription drug abuse takes effect," WBIR 10-NBC Knoxville, TN, April 1, 2013

"ER key to curb painkiller abuse: Column," USA Today, March 31, 2013

"Dover program helps drug addicts kick the habit," The Times-Reporter, March 31, 2013

"Bill aims at studying prescription drug abuse in high school and college students,", March 31, 2013

"FDA Draft Opioid Guidance Raises Ethical Concerns with Commentators," FDA News, Mar 29, 2013

"Cincinnati program offers addicted moms help, hope," The Associated Press, March 29, 2013

"Addiction injection: the mission to immunise drug users against dependency," Wired Magazine, March 29, 2013

"FDA advisers recommend approval of Titan Pharma's opioid dependence drug," Reuters, March 21, 2013

ASAM Advancing Access to Addiction Medicines Project Launch News Release

"Reckitt loses U.S. bid to block generic heroin addict drug," Reuters, Feb. 25, 2013

"Drug overdose deaths up for the 11th consecutive year," Associated Press, Feb. 19, 2013

"Insurance companies frustrate N.J. families seeking addiction treatment," The Star-Ledger, Feb. 17, 2013

"State policy could make bad drug problem worse," Portland (ME) Press Herald, Sept. 29, 2012