US eases restrictions on buprenorphine prescribing

The US has relaxed requirements on prescribing buprenorphine, making it easier for patients to receive treatment. The new guidelines allow doctors and health care workers to prescribe buprenorphine without having to undergo specialised training. Additionally, clinicians are no longer obliged to refer people who have been prescribed buprenorphine for counselling.

Source: https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/us-lifts-barriers-to-prescribing-addiction-treatment-drug-3668639