Letter to U.S. Congress Conference Committee for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

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Public Citizen strongly opposed a section of the House version of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act that would increase payments under Medicaid programs to opioid manufacturers for “abuse-deterrent” formulations of opioid drugs. This provision is a misguided handout to an industry that needs no additional incentives to develop and market new abuse-deterrent opioids.