Health Beat: Drug Abuse Treatment

Benita Zahn
Created: February 01, 2021 01:00 AM

With deaths from opioids once again climbing in part due to the pandemic, the feds made a move recently that can help save lives. It now allows doctors to prescribe buprenorphine without the red tape that was once involved. Dr. Sheila Vakharia, deputy director of the Department of Research & Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, joins me to explain the importance of this.


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