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Raoul Seeks To Extend Telehealth For Opioid Abuse Treatment

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Monday, November 21, 2022  |  Article  |  WMAY Newsroom

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is asking the federal government to continue allowing telehealth appointments for people to get pharmaceutical assistance with opioid use disorder.

 

During the pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing doctors to prescribe a drug to treat opioid addiction virtually, without requiring an in-person visit.

 

That rule is set to expire when COVID emergency rules end, but Raoul and other AGs say the rule should be extended permanently to make it easier for addicted people to get help.