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Neurological Forces Make the Task Difficult
Federal laws hobble research into the dangers, and the potential benefits, of the drug.
Treating the growing numbers of opioid addicts will require anti-addiction medications and coordinating treatment for people within criminal justice system, medical experts said.
Wider teen access to the drug is at issue, given concerns about its impacts on the developing brain.
Researchers at the 2015 AAAS Annual meeting said more studies are needed to understand the best dosing and delivery methods for medical use.