Research Alert: May 18, 2017

Changes in the Supply of Physicians with a DEA DATA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

The opioid abuse epidemic is a significant public health problem today. Rural populations face challenges in accessing treatment. More than half of rural counties nationally lack a physician with a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication-assisted treatment that can be provided in an office based setting.

Contact Information:

Holly Andrilla, MS
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 206.685.6680

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