HHS releases new buprenorphine practice guidelines, relaxing waiver requirements


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new practice guidance on buprenorphine administration in an effort to make evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder more accessible to persons suffering with opioid addiction. According to a related press release issued by HHS, overdose deaths have increased during COVID-19 and are at an all-time high, making treatment accessibility imperative.