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Biden administration proposes making opioid addiction treatment more easily available

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 30 April 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1126
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

The US government has proposed rule changes that would make buprenorphine, a treatment for opioid use disorder, more easily available.1

The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed new rules go further than changes suggested by the Trump administration in its last days.2 If approved, they will allow nearly all doctors and many other providers to prescribe the anti-addiction drug.

The US has a drug addiction and overdose death problem, owing especially to the …

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