Small percentage of clinicians write most buprenorphine prescriptions

Small percentage of clinicians write most buprenorphine prescriptions

Most buprenorphine treatment provided in the U.S. was prescribed by a small proportion of clinicians, an analysis of retail pharmacy records showed.HHS recently released guidelines that remove the training requirements once necessary for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.“Policy initiatives and advocacy, such as efforts to remove the training requirements for buprenorphine prescribing, have commonly focused on enlarging the pool ofRead More

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