Resources

Sharing knowledge about promising practices and their sustainable implementation is vital to ending the opioid crisis. Our resources include the recommendations of experts and the perspectives of those on the frontlines.

COVID-19

DEA: Expanded MOUD Telemedicine Guidance

March 17, 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided further guidance on the expanded use of telemedicine for medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) services during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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HHS/OCR: Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19

March 17, 2020

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will exercise enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 emergency.

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CA Bridge: MOUD and COVID-19 National Emergency Response

March 16, 2020

Guidance on how medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) services must take immediate action to care for OUD patients while also slowing COVID-19 spread by implementing social distancing into all aspects of care.

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SAMHSA: COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs

March 16, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides guidance on pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder availability in circumstances in which patients may be exposed to highly contagious infectious agents (such as COVID-19).

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DEA: Narcotic Treatment Programs Exception to 21 CFR 1301.74(i)

March 16, 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted narcotic treatment programs (NTPs) an exception to 21 CFR 1301.74(i) in order to provide consistent dosing to patients enrolled.

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NIDA: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

March 12, 2020

Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), highlights the added risks that populations with substance use disorder face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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