Nurse Licensing Laws Block Treatment for Opioid Addiction


from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Confronting an opioid overdose epidemic that is killing at least 90 people every day, two federal agencies this month gave more than 700 nurse practitioners and physician assistants the authority to write prescriptions for the anti-addiction medication buprenorphine.

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