Nurse Licensing Laws Block Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Laws in more than half the states are likely to prevent NPs from using their licenses in rural areas that need it most.

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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