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FDA hopes new implant device will help combat opioid epidemic

FDA hopes new implant device will help combat opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Food and Drug Administration is hoping that a new treatment option will help combat the opioid epidemic.

It's an implant device designed to help addicts wean themselves off opioids and heroin.

It's put in the arm and releases a medication meant to cut cravings and prevent withdrawal symptoms.

Up until now, it's only been available in pill form.

The FDA says the treatment will work in conjunction with behavioral therapy.

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