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State adds $5 million to help physicians who treat opioid disorders

The state has allocated an additional $5 million in federal funding for a loan repayment program for health care practitioners who treat substance-use  and opioid-use disorders. The increased funding, announced Dec. 20, is available to health care practitioners who work in areas with high opioid-use and a shortage of health-care options.

Dawn Ouellette Nixon
Dawn Ouellette Nixon is a career journalist who believes that good journalism can change the world. As the health care reporter, she covers everything from small town medicine to big pharma. You can also find her chasing a good business story in Berks County. She can be reached at dnixon@bridgetowermedia.com. or 610-807-9619, extension 4118.

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