Feds Give Nurses Power to Prescribe Anti-Addiction Drugs

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Confronting an opioid overdose epidemic that is killing at least 90 people every day, two federal agencies this month gave more than 700 nurse practitioners and physician assistants the authority to write prescriptions for the anti-addiction medication buprenorphine, reports Stateline. The goal is to let them help treat as many of the more than 2 . . .

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