Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder – New Report and Webinar March 20

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is caused by prolonged use of prescription opioids or heroin or other illicit opioids, and more than 2 million people in the United States are estimated to have OUD.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the evidence on medications approved to treat OUD, identifies populations and settings where they can be effectively delivered, and outlines barriers that prevent people from accessing medication-based treatment.

Advance copies of the report by the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT Tuesday, March 19.

The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 20.

In addition, members of the committee will present the report's findings and answer questions during a webinar starting at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 20.


Reporters may obtain a copy of the report by contacting the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

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