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HHS proposed rule targets substance use stigma

November 29, 2022


The HHS has been working to modernize its regulations governing the records of patients treated for substance use disorders, which the agency has said affect 15% of U.S. adults.

In a prior rule finalized in August 2020, the HHS said the devastating consequences of the opioid crisis had resulted in an unprecedented spike in overdose deaths related to both prescription and illegal opioids including heroin and fentanyl.

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