Philadelphia Inquirer: Change in Regulation Will Expand Opioid Treatment


Published on March 9, 2018

Gail Groves Scott MPH'16, manager of the Substance Use Disorders Institute, authored a commentary for the Philadelphia Inquirer in reaction to President Donald Trump's announcement that he declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in November.

From the article:
The president announced several ways he will reduce or waive government regulations to expand treatment, but one federal regulatory change that would benefit vulnerable populations needing treatment hasn’t yet been discussed. The federal emergency declaration could be used to expand an existing Drug Enforcement Administration waiver to allow jails, prisons, and licensed residential rehab or detox treatment programs to administer methadone and buprenorphine for opioid withdrawal under the same rules as hospitals.

Read the full commentary on Philly.com.

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