FDA approves new tool for fighting opioid addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug-emitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new tool against a condition that has proved extraordinarily difficult to manage.The implant would contain suboxone, and would last up to six-months.

Some addiction experts said the implant could offer a more reliable way to keep addicts on their medication. But like all drugs meant to treat drug addiction, the device could face opposition from those who embrace the total-sobriety approach to treatment long advocated by 12-step programs