Bicycle Health: Alabama’s Experience Shows Need To Amend DEA Buprenorphine Rule

By Emma Beavins / March 23, 2023 at 2:15 PM
National telehealth company Bicycle Health says if the proposed Drug Enforcement Administration rule requiring an in-person visit for a prescription of buprenorphine takes effect, patients around the country will face the same problems accessing the preeminent opioid use disorder treatment that have occurred over the last eight months in Alabama. In July 2022, Alabama rolled back its early-pandemic rules that had allowed the initiation of controlled substances via telehealth, including buprenorphine. The new law requires that telehealth providers see patients...

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