Prisons fight opioids with $1,000 injection: Does it work?

In this Oct. 17, 2016 photo, inmate Joshua Meador speaks about addiction at Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan, Ill. Meador, a recovering heroin addict, hopes to get into a Vivitrol program at Sheridan before his release in January. U.S. prisons are experimenting with the high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug to corrections officials.

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