One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.
Any physician certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties will soon be able to pursue a subspecialty designation in addiction medicine, which should elevate the discipline's standing with physicians and the public.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week formally released its voluntary guideline concerning most prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. Some physician groups remain concerned about the document's potential effects.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been inundated with comments on an entirely voluntary guideline designed to minimize risk associated with prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.