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Jan. 11, 2023 – A small study shows pharmacists could play a key role in getting addiction medication directly into the hands of more people who need it, but there are a lot of barriers to expanding the project. Medications can help people quit opioids, but fewer than 15% of patients who could benefit from those medications actually receive them. Researchers based at Rhode Island Hospital tested one possible remedy – offering addiction treatment in pharmacies. From member station WBUR, Martha Bebinger reports.