Public Workshop of the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Abuse Disorder The Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder hosted a public workshop on October 30-31, 2018 to hear from individuals with relevant experience and expertise in the evidence base on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), the barriers to and opportunities for improving access to MAT for OUD, and the patient
Telemedicine’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic The lack of sufficient federal funding, coupled with the patchwork coordination of federal, state, and local authorities, has allowed the opioid crisis to reach epidemic proportions. Furthermore, many of the hardest hit areas are extremely rural or areas that have been impacted in recent years by various economic forces (e.g. inflation, recession). Consequently, many of the areas most affected
Advocates for Opioid Recovery partnered with the American Telemedicine Association to host a panel at ATA 2018. With the opioid overdose epidemic claiming more than 175 lives every day, America is facing a dire public health crisis unlike any our generation has ever seen. Every sector of society – from the government to the healthcare system and the private sector – is feeling the effects of
The American opioid epidemic is officially a public health emergency, with over 175 lives lost to opioid overdose every day. The time to lower the barriers to lifesaving treatments is now.