Telehealth Can Be a Lifeline for Patients With Addictions. Is It Enough? | MedPage Today


Although telemedicine has improved treatment access for some patients with substance use disorders during the pandemic, it doesn’t meet all of the needs of an already vulnerable population, specialists told MedPage Today.

Regulatory agencies have loosened restrictions on treatments like buprenorphine, allowing prescriptions to be written through telehealth appointments during the public health emergency. But since the pandemic began, overdoses have started to increase again after a period of relative stability, indicating that disruptions to care due to COVID-19 are already having consequences for this population. …

Source: Telehealth Can Be a Lifeline for Patients With Addictions. Is It Enough? | MedPage Today



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