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Opinion: Large insurers, payers commit to support evidence-based medical therapy for addiction

The largest medical payers in the U.S. have committed to promote and reward evidence-based medical therapy for treating addictions.

A bond forged in the kind of tragic personal loss that has become all too common in the United States — each of us had a son die from an addiction — compelled us to do something about the sorry state of addiction treatment today. That work is paying off, as many of the nation’s largest medical payers have just agreed to help close the shameful gap in treating addictions.

Drug overdoses are rising sharply,

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