ASAM Applauds Important Step by Obama Administration and Calls for Increased Congressional Pressure to Expand Treatment Access

March 31st, 2016

On March 29, 2016, President Obama announced additional public and private sector actions to help address the devastating prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. The President announced that The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new proposed rule to increase the current patient limit for qualified physicians who prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction. The proposed rule will increase the patient limit from 100 to 200 patients for physicians who have been trained and waivered for over a year to prescribe buprenorphine. HHS welcomes public comment.

Fact Sheet on the Proposed Rule
Obama Administration Announcement

 

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