In response to the increasing frequency of opioid overdoses in state prisons, Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing for California to spend more than $233 million over the next two years to battle substance abuse in correctional facilities. This strategy aligns with RxSafe Marin’s goal of increasing access to medication assisted treatment in all healthcare settings, including the county jail. The jail recently implemented a protocol to treat inmates who are in treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder at the time of incarceration. Read more.
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