HHS removes barriers to buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

HHS removes barriers to buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

HHS has released new practice guidelines to expand access to buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.The agency said eligible practitioners — including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives — will be exempt from training and other federal certification requirements for obtaining a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, the waiver — also known as the “X waiver” — only applied to physicians, according to Rachel Levine, MD, assistantRead More

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