Trump’s FDA is making a big push for opioid addiction medications. That’s great.

There is strong evidence behind the FDA’s approach.

The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants Congress — and doctors — to know there is a real treatment solution for the opioid epidemic: medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

In testimony to the House on Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that his agency plans to leverage the use of medications for opioid addiction, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, to confront America’s drug overdose crisis.


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