“A group of senators is urging the Trump Administration to allow healthcare providers to use telemedicine to tackle the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic.
In a letter to Robert W. Patterson, the acting administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the senators have asked that the agency expedite the process allowing providers to register to prescribe medication-assisted treatments via telemedicine.
The severity of the U.S. opioid crisis demands nothing less than immediate action on this issue,” said the letter, dated January 30 and signed by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, (both R-Alaska).”
Source: MHealthintelligence.com – February 6, 2018