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Yale Opioid Study Highlights the Ethical Tightrope Researchers Walk to Study Addiction Using Deception

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A Yale study that found Canadian clinics were faster than the U.S. to provide opioid treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the ethical tightrope researchers must walk when studying addiction while using deception in their research gathering.

The study, entitled “Methadone Access for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the United States and Canada,” was published July 23 in the JAMA Open Network and compared how timely access to methadone was for opioid users during the pandemic between the two countries.

Methadone has been used to prevent overdose deaths for decades, but the ...