In medical news:

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates meeting in Denver this week highlighted opioid prescribing issues, lack of doctor training, and rising naloxone prices and barriers. Delegates debated the use of (relatively cheap) methadone and the lack of qualified pain management specialists. At the meeting’s conclusion, an alternate resolution directing the AAFP to develop a position paper in support of family physicians prescribing buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist with a ceiling for euphoric effects) to treat opioid addiction was referred to the Board.

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