New SAMHSA Proposal Relaxes Telehealth Regulations for Methadone, Buprenorphine Treatment

The federal government has proposed a new rule that would allow take-home doses of methadone. It would also let authorized physicians treat patients with buprenorphine and methadone-assisted over telehealth. This comes as the Biden administration continues to prioritize substance use disorder treatment amid the growing rates of drug overdose deaths. The CDC reported a 28% […]

Opioid Treatment Programs Can Continue to Virtually Prescribe some SUD Medications Post-PHE

Opioid treatment programs (OTP) can continue to virtually prescribe buprenorphine to new and existing patients after the public health emergency ends. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced June 28 that OTPs can continue prescribing through telemedicine without requiring patients to come in for an in-person medical visit for up to a […]