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Profit Mining The Opioid Epidemic: These Middlemen Are Turning ‘Patients Into Paychecks’

KHN Morning Briefing

Patient brokers can earn up to tens of thousands of dollars a year by wooing vulnerable addicts for treatment centers that often provide few services and sometimes are run by disreputable operators with no training or expertise. Meanwhile, there are tools people can turn to in order to manage chronic pain, but the treatments costs thousands of dollars.

Proposed Gutting Of Drug Czar’s Funding Rolled Back To Just Trims After Vocal Outcry

KHN Morning Briefing

A draft of the president’s budget had shown a proposed 95 percent cut to the office in the middle of an opioid epidemic. But the released plan walks that back. Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is calling on his staff to increase efforts to fight the crisis sweeping the country.