HHS releases new buprenorphine practice guidelines, relaxing waiver requirements

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new practice guidance on buprenorphine administration in an effort to make evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder more accessible to persons suffering with opioid addiction. According to a related press release issued by HHS, overdose deaths have increased during COVID-19 and are at an all-time high, making treatment accessibility imperative.

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