‘Investors Are Hungry To Find the Best’: It’s Feast or Famine in Digital Behavioral Health Investing

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! When it comes to digital health investing, it’s feast or famine for behavioral providers, driving some startups to make tough choices. In 2021, […]

Bicycle Health Clinicians Unionize in Landmark Move for Digital Addiction Treatment

Clinicians at substance use disorder (SUD) provider Bicycle Health won their union election in a landmark moment for the digital SUD industry. The National Labor Relations Board tallied votes on Monday, April 15 and found that 64% of ballots favored unionizing with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). “Today marks an important win […]

Virtual Treatment Alone Can’t Solve Substance Use Disorder Epidemic, Experts Warn

Providers are throwing caution flags on the field of virtual substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Virtual SUD treatment boasts serious benefits, including convenience and accessibility, but not all patients are well-suited to receiving care through exclusively virtual means, industry insiders told Addiction Treatment Business. While virtual therapy may be the best fit for some patients […]

Virtual Addiction Provider Bicycle Health Lays Off 15% of Workforce

Virtual opioid use disorder (OUD) provider Bicycle Health has laid off 15% of its workforce. The Boston-based company didn’t elaborate on the impetus for the move or which departments were impacted. Rather, a representative told Behavioral Health that the layoffs realigned resources to “direct patient care.”  “We remain laser-focused on providing consistent and high-quality care […]

Bicycle Clinicians Looking for ‘A Seat at the Table’ File to Unionize 

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! Clinicians at opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment provider Bicycle Health have filed to unionize with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD).  Bicycle Health told its workers in an email that the company was working with the National Labor Relations Board […]

Talkspace Partners with Bicycle Health to Break Down Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Care

Virtual mental health provider Talkspace (Nasdaq: TALK) has inked a deal with digital addiction operator Bicycle Health to provide both companies’ patients with access to both therapy and opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. More than 21 million adults have both a mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD), according to the 2022 National Survey on […]

Novel Opioid Poppy Seed Tea Requires Similar Doses of Buprenorphine to Heroin

Clinicians may not be fully aware of poppy seed tea, a novel opioid made using easily obtained unwashed poppy seeds. Poppy seed tea has similar risks to other opioids, including the potential for death, according to research led by Scott Weiner, Bicycle Health’s director of research and emergency physician. Patients who seek treatment for poppy […]

56% of Patients Seeking OUD Care Started Using Through Legal Prescription

More than 86% of 2.7 million people in the U.S. living with opioid use disorder do not receive medication for opioid use disorder treatment (MOUD). This treatment can reduce withdrawal symptoms, prevent overdoses and support long-term recovery. New data from Bicycle Health, a virtual opioid use disorder provider, revealed details about the populations that do […]

‘They Won’t Rip Telehealth Away’: Digital Behavioral Health Companies Prepare for Industry-Shaping DEA Decision

November is fast approaching, and with it comes the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) proposed rule on telehealth and controlled substance prescribing. After a six-month delay, the federal law enforcement and regulatory body will release regulations that will shape the future of telehealth within behavioral health in the post-COVID era. It also has the potential to […]