Conservative groups to spend millions of dollars to promote Botox, save jobs
Conservatives across the country are launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to promote the new Botox treatments that have become a key part of the opioid crisis, with some groups also calling for mandatory drug testing.
The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the National Association of Evangelicals, the New England Christian Action Network and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are all planning to spend more than $1 million on the effort over the next two months, according to a report from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
The groups say they are committed to the health of people with the new treatments, but are also committed to helping people find ways to get around the cost of treatment.
“The American Cancer Association is committed to supporting health care providers and their patients with the use of proven, proven, safe and effective new treatments that address our nation’s opioid crisis,” said Carol E. Young, president and CEO of the American Cancer Action Network, in a statement.
“We will continue to do our part to support health care workers who work to save lives, and will continue our commitment to fighting to end the opioid epidemic.”
The groups are planning to partner with national advocacy groups and state governments to develop a national campaign to push for the use and availability of Botox-related treatments.
“With opioid deaths skyrocketing across the nation, it is critical that we make sure people have access to a compassionate, effective, and compassionate treatment that addresses their pain and can help them get back to work,” Young said in a release.
The group said that the new treatment, which is known as Botox for Pain Relief, is a form of opioid substitution therapy that can help treat pain associated with chronic pain.
It is currently available to patients who have not yet received a prescription for the medication.
The campaign aims to reach people across the U.S. who have struggled with pain or have lost jobs.
It said that as part of its push to get the new therapies onto the market, the groups will be reaching out to businesses to increase awareness about the treatments.
The companies will also be working with consumers, according the release.
For those who have been struggling with their health care costs and are currently trying to pay for treatment, the group said, “The Botox program will help you get the treatments that you need, while helping you make the most of your remaining time with your loved ones.”
The American Lung Association, which has long been an advocate for the treatment, has also committed millions of $ in a nationwide effort called “Healthcare for All,” with a goal of getting the new medication onto the American market.
“It’s important for our nation to have access and affordable options to help people get through this difficult time,” said John C. Bowers, president of the Lung Association’s Foundation, in the release announcing the campaign.
The Lung Association is also working with states to get their state Medicaid programs to provide coverage for the new drugs, which are also available for the first time in the U-M Medical Center.
The announcement comes just days after U-Missouri announced plans to get its Medicaid program to cover the treatment.
The state said it would pay for the medications for people who qualify, but that those who cannot afford the treatment will have to pay the difference out-of-pocket.
The new treatment is available in more than 90 countries.
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