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Telehealth treatment for addiction was a rare pandemic success. Why is it in jeopardy?

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Telehealth treatment for addiction was a rare pandemic success. Why is it in jeopardy?

Telehealth rules block vital treatments

In this Grid News article you'll learn about:
  • A California-based addiction treatment startup flew 300 patients to Alabama for six days. States are ending flexible telehealth rules put in place during the drug-use pandemic.

  • Telemedicine is an experiment in prescribing that faces a patchwork of new state and federal rules.

  • Buprenorphine, used to treat opioid use disorder, will be dispensed telemedicine-free in the U.S. The drug is critical to stopping the country's overdose crisis.

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