Congress: Pass the MAT Act to save lives

August 9, 2020

The Hill

An Opinion piece by ACEP member, Dr. Roneet Lev

An overwhelming majority of the house of medicine is behind the MAT Act, with few exceptions. Over 20 organizations, including American Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and 22 state public health departments, have submitted letters of support for the MAT Act across the county.

Our nation's addiction experts clearly state that MOUD save lives. And yet, the DEA X waiver remains the single largest barrier for that mission. The waiver exacerbates stigma, it is outdated and unnecessary. Now, more than ever, we need compassion and action in treating patients with addiction. Please, help save countless American lives and American families and pass the MAT act.

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