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Dismantling Buprenorphine Policy Can Provide More Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Description
Commentary focused on the impact buprenorphine prescribing policy has on access to opioid addiction treatment. Discusses the lack of providers waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in rural areas. Includes a map showing counties that lack providers who can prescribe medications for opioid use disorder.
Author(s)
Alex E. Woodruff, Mary Tomanovich, Leo Beletsky, et al.
Date
09/2019
Type
Document
Organization
National Academy of Medicine
Tagged as
Access · Illicit drug use · Legislation and regulations · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Prescription drug abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention