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January 11, 2024

With a boost from Congress, telehealth can help stop overdose deaths

Credit: The Hill

Telehealth was a game-changer for people struggling with opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more patients able to start and stay in treatment over the past three years than in previous years. 

The TREATS Act could permanently transform how patients receive opioid use disorder treatment. We thank Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and David Trone (D-Md.), as well as U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), for their leadership on this legislation, and we urge their colleagues to join them in passing the TREATS Act. 

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