PEW To Congress: Move On TREATS To Prevent Gap In Buprenorphine Uptake

By Emma Beavins / September 28, 2023 at 4:47 PM
Updated Story Starting Nov. 12, people with untreated opioid use disorder will lose the ability to begin treatment via telehealth, and a leading policy research center is pressing Congress to quickly extend the telehealth flexibility. The ability to virtually initiate buprenorphine treatment was a boon for marginalized populations during the public health emergency. The flexibility for virtual prescribing of controlled substances offered by the Drug Enforcement Administration during the PHE will expire in November, and new patients...

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