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Volume: 4 Issue: 12
(December 2017)

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trump declares us opioid crisis public health emergency implications telemedicine attempt help tackle addiction crisis us 26 october 2017

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Trump declares the US opioid crisis a public health emergency: implications for telemedicine

In an attempt to help tackle the addiction crisis in the US, on 26 October 2017 President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency; the declaration has a number of implications including around expanded access to telemedicine. While there is significant interest from stakeholders in expanding telemedicine use to help tackle addiction, there are however some concerns, including as to whether the expansion of access to telemedicine under the declaration is in conflict with existing federal law. René Quashie, Member at Cozen O’Connor, describes the background to the crisis, what the declaration means for telemedicine, and the issues being raised.

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