DOJ investigation finds courts cannot ban use of drugs to treat opioid addiction

The US Department of Justice has found that courts prohibiting people from taking prescribed medication for their opioid use disorder violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The DOJ investigation examined cases in which Pennsylvania judges issued guidelines that stopped or restricted the use of drugs that help curb opioid addiction, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The investigation concluded that the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System violated Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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