Telehealth Helped Decrease Fatal Opioid Overdoses, HHS Finds

By Jessica Karins / March 29, 2023 at 2:59 PM
Telehealth use was effective in decreasing the rate of fatal overdose among Medicare patients receiving treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new study by HHS scientists, coming as telehealth stakeholders press the Drug Enforcement Administration to back off its plan to reinstate in-person prescribing requirements for most controlled substances and instead allow virtual prescribing for behavioral health treatment to continue after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends via a special registration approach . The study of opioid...

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