Combatting Stigma against Buprenorphine

On July 19th, 2021, the Providence Journal published an article about a “Suboxone smuggling scheme” in Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, RI. In response, Drs. Josiah Rich and Rosemarie Martin detail how this type of reporting perpetuates stigma surrounding MOUD as well as the benefits of buprenorphine for those with OUD. Learn more →

New York State Assembly Joins Senate in Passing S1795/A533

On May 26th, 2021, the New York State Assembly joined the Senate in passing S1795/A533, a bill which requires all jails and prisons in the state to provide medication for opioid use disorder to those incarcerated. The bill now goes to Gov. Cuomo’s desk to be signed or vetoed.  Learn more →