Drug addiction, insurance rules fuel PE interest in treatment centers

A drug addict takes a dose of methadone at Ar Rahman mosque in Kuala Lumpur April 19, 2012. In Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country where drug addiction is still taboo, drug addicts usually end up being social outcasts until some of them found support from an unlikely source -- the Ar Rahman mosque nestled in the bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Established within it, is a drug-treatment clinic - the world's first to operate in a mosque, according the World Health Organisation. Picture taken April 19, 2012. To match story MALAYSIA-MOSQUE/METHADONE REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION) - RTR31JIO
  • Rehabilitation-related M&A rising
  • PE firms deploy capital as insurance regs kick in
  • "There's going to be a lot of folks who make a lot of money," says Patrick Kennedy
Heroin, prescription pills and healthcare reform. That’s what’s driving a growing number of private equity firms into the addiction-treatment business. In January, North Castle Partners announced a strategic investment in the New Haven, Connecticut, mental-health and addiction-treatment program Turning Point. Audax ...

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