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The War on Recovery, Part 1: How the U.S. Sidelines Methadone and Buprenorphine

By: Jerry Ashton
Mar 16, 2024
Category: News

“Outdated views, combined with stigma around treatments for opioid use disorder, combined with the challenging regulatory environment, are leading to a situation where people just aren’t getting evidence-based care,” said Jesse Ehrenfeld, an anesthesiologist and president of the American Medical Association. “This is a moment where we need everybody to step up, and stop dragging their feet.”


Editor's Note: Can anyone tell me the VA stance on this issue? Are veterans being caught up in this whirlwind? Write me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Jerry Ashton

Jerry Ashton walked into Occupy Wall Street in 2011 as a debt collector, and walked out of that experience two years later as a debt forgiver – literally rethinking his profession to co-found RIP Medical Debt in 2014 to reverse the ills caused by that industry. Six years later at the time of his retirement, his charity had successfully abolished over $2.7 billion in unpayable medical debt for over 1,800,000 Americans across the U.S. As of this writing, the total debt abolished is over $5 billion over almost 4 million people.

Jerry founded Let's Rethink This in late 2020 with the intention of seeing that lightning can strike twice. This time as a “B” Corp and not a charity, Jerry and his co-creators intend to bring about $1 billion in social and economic good this time through a unique Searchlight/Spotlight/Ignite model.

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