Black Adults, Women Less Likely to Receive Opioid Treatments
Black patients and women in the US are far less likely to receive medication to manage opioid abuse, according to research that shows how unequal access is to the life-saving treatments.
White adults were 14 times more likely to receive medicine to combat opioid use disorder than Black adults, according to research released Monday in the JAMA Network Open medical journal. Meanwhile, men had six times the likelihood as women of getting access to drugs such as buprenorphine.
Overall, just one in five adults who abused opioids in the past year received medications that reduce cravings and overdoses. People who …