Trump Administration Will Let More Doctors Prescribe Drug To Fight Opioid Addiction

January 15, 2021

National Public Radio

The American College of Emergency Physicians, the national medical society representing emergency medicine, applauded HHS's new guidance.

"As emergency physicians, we see every day the devastating effects that the opioid crisis has had on the communities we serve—a crisis that has unfortunately only worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic," Mark Rosenberg, president of ACEP, said in a statement Thursday. "Buprenorphine is the most important medication in our arsenal for treating opioid use disorder, which is currently one of the most lethal diseases for Americans."

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