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New England Governors Collaborate To Address Opioid Abuse

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Governors from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut met earlier this week to discuss collaborative measures aimed at improving opioid prescription monitoring and expanding access to addiction treatment. While prescription monitoring programs are emerging at the state-level, sharing this data across the New England region could catch prescriber and pharmacy “shopping” across state borders. The governors also planned to work across Medicaid programs so that beneficiaries who cannot access addiction treatment in their home state can be covered in other New England states. A framework for these measures is expected by late September.



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