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Treating the growing numbers of opioid addicts will require anti-addiction medications and coordinating treatment for people within criminal justice system, medical experts said.

Universities, industry, and government must join to develop state-of-the-art “regulatory science” that can speed evaluation of new drugs and medical procedures and bring them more quickly to patients, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told a AAAS audience.