“I was just totally gobsmacked,” says Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Saloner says that Price’s own Department of Health and Human Services displays information online that contradicts his comments. The HHS website includes a link to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s information page about medication-assisted treatment

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Views held by Tom Price, Trump’s pick for health secretary, would put him at odds with many scientists, but academic groups say he appreciates medical education and value of research

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