Science, Not Ideology, Should Drive Health Policy

Consumer Health First Board Member, Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives at the Legal Action Center, co-authored a Maryland Matters commentary this week, arguing that for many with opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment is essential and most effective. Her commentary was in direct response to another recent commentary by former Del. Matt Mossberg, which is critical of the use of FDA approved medications to achieve sustained recovery.

The authors go on to stress that Maryland must continue to focus efforts on building an effective and robust treatment infrastructure in the state, and on increasing access to the full continuum of care for substance use disorders, as required by the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.