Treatment for opioid addiction often brings discrimination

  • In this March 27, 2020, photo, Scott, center, picks up medication for opioid addiction at a clinic in Olympia, Wash. The U.S. Department of Justice made clear on April 2 that barring the use of medication treatment for opioid abuse is a violation of federal law. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

PHILADELPHIA — Danielle Russell was in the emergency department at an Arizona hospital last fall, sick with COVID-19, when she made the mistake of answering completely when she was asked what medications she was on.