Biden KILLS Trump Order Expanding Access To Opioid Abuse Treatment
President Donald Trump was the first U.S. president in modern history to oversee a decline in heroin mortality.
Immediately after his inauguration, Joe Biden reversed President Trump’s order to expand access to opioid abuse treatment.
According to Freedom Wire:
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According to anonymous sources reported by the Washington Post, Biden’s upcoming move will reinstate the rule that practitioners must be “X-waived” prior to prescribing buprenorphine.
The X waiver is described by the Addiction Center as “a federal license that allows clinicians to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction”.
Proponents of the repeal say the X waiver ensures that medical professionals receive proper training on how to prescribe the drug as it can be dangerous if overprescribed. The opposing side says removing the X waiver will help people get the treatment they need faster.
A draft of Biden’s announcement published by the Post allegedly reads: “Unfortunately, the practice guidelines announced by the Trump administration in recent days for the administration of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders have had significant legal and clinical concerns.”
Therefore, “the Biden administration will not issue the previously announced guidelines.”
That news comes a little over two weeks after Trump’s government announced new guidelines to cut red tape on access to drugs.
During his campaign, Biden promised to fight the opioid epidemic. However, its first steps are not promising as it appears to restrict access to much-needed medicines.